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April 07, 2015
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Asset or Burden: How Americans View Immigrants

Immigration reform remains in the headlines this week, as House Republicans continue to fight President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Using new American Values Atlas (AVA) data, we’ve already revealed how each state feels about immigration reform—but how do Americans feel immigrants are impacting society?

Overall, a majority (55 percent) of Americans say immigrants today strengthen our country through their hard work and talents, while 36 percent say immigrants today are a burden because they take our jobs, housing, and healthcare. But opinion differs sharply from state to state: while a majority of residents in 30 states hold more positive views of immigrants, less than half of residents in 18 states hold this positive view.

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Public Religion Research Institute Assessment
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