More Europeans Support Granting the EU Greater Authority on Immigration Issues

According to the Transatlantic Trends: Immigration 2011 Report, European support for allowing the EU to set national-level immigration numbers increased to 42% in 2011, with southern European countries show far greater interest than other parts of Europe. 60% of Italians and 51% of Spaniards preferred a European Union role in establishing national immigrant numbers, an increase from 2010 when levels were 47% and 34%, respectively. Germany showed far lower support (35%, up from 27% in 2010), with the lowest support in the U.K. (18%, up from 12% in 2010).

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