March 1, 2007

The Young Are More Welcoming to Immigrants

45%

That’s the percentage of Gen Nexters (ages 18-25) who say that the increase in the number of immigrants working in the U.S. has done more to help than hurt American workers. Among older workers, far fewer say immigrants have helped American workers overall.

More than four-in-ten Gen Nexters (45%) view the growing number of immigrants working in this country as a positive change for American workers; about the same number (46%) see increased immigration as hurtful on balance. Among older workers, far fewer say immigrants have helped American workers overall. The generation gap is even larger on the issue of increased outsourcing of jobs to other countries — while 41% of Gen Nexters say this has helped American workers, only about 10% of those over age 25 agree. Read More