Transatlantic Trends: survey on the public opinion on immigration and integration issues

The survey entitled Transatlantic Trends: Immigration was conducted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. It is a comparative survey involving 5 EU countries (Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK) and the United States on immigration and integration topics.

The most important highlights of the survey show:

1) there is a remarkable stability of general immigration opinions over time,

2) the public supports European Union burden-sharing on migration resulting from the Arab Spring and increasingly favors European responsibility for setting immigrant admissions numbers, and

3) the public tends to favor highly educated immigrants but still prefers immigrants with a job offer.

The publication is only available in English

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Wed 25 Jan 2012
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