Americans, Europeans Prefer Highly Educated Immigrants

According to the Transatlantic Trends: Immigration 2011 Report, majorities everywhere supported increasing admissions of highly educated immigrants, with the approval of 63% of American and 62% of European respondents. On the question of immigrants with low levels of education, however, only 36% of Americans approved increased admissions, compared to 29% of Europeans. On the other hand, when offered a trade-off,  respondents preferred lower-educated immigrants with jobs offers to highly educated immigrants with no job offers.


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