October 5, 2009

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55%

A majority (55%) of adults said there are conflicts between immigrants and people born in the U.S., substantially more than see such conflicts between blacks and whites or the young and old.

A majority (55%) of adults said there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between immigrants and people born in the United States. Nearly as many — 47% — said the same about conflicts between rich people and poor people, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends project. The survey found that substantially few Americans — about four-in-ten (39%) — believe there are serious conflicts between blacks and whites, and only a quarter (26%) see major generational divisions between the young and old. Read More