American and European Public Still Overestimating Immigrant Numbers

The Transatlantic Trends: Immigration 2011 Report showed that Americans and Europeans continue to largely overestimate the percentage share of immigrants in their countries. British respondents, on average, estimated a foreign-born population of 31.8%, while just 11.3% of the population is actually foreign born. Americans, on average, estimated a foreign-born population of 37.8%, while just 12.5% of the population is actually foreign born.

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