Economic Hardship is Related to Individual Views on Immigration

The Transatlantic Trends: Immigration 2010 Report has found that economic hardship is related to an individual’s attitude towards immigration. Among unemployed Europeans, 43% believed immigrants take jobs from natives; the average in Europe was 35%. In the United States, 63% of those whose financial situation worsened in 2010 saw immigrants as a threat in the job market, more than the average of 56%.

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