There are sizable ideological differences over the most pressing priorities for the U.S. immigration system within each partisan coalition.
Nearly four-in-ten Latinos (39%) say they worry that they, a family member or someone close to them could be deported.
Most Latino immigrants say they would come to the U.S. again.
Pew Research Center’s political typology provides a roadmap to today’s fractured political landscape. It organizes the public into nine distinct groups, based on an analysis of their attitudes and values. Even in a polarized era, the 2021 survey reveals deep divisions in both partisan coalitions.
Wide majorities in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed say having people of many different backgrounds improves their society, but most also see conflicts between partisan, racial and ethnic groups.
The U.S. Muslim population has grown in the decades since 9/11, but views toward them have become increasingly polarized along political lines.
Republicans and Democrats continue to differ over the factors they see as important for being “truly American.”
Large ideological divides persist on views of tradition, national pride and discrimination, especially in the U.S.
Republican support for allowing undocumented immigrants to remain legally in the United States has declined.
Latinos agree that the U.S. immigration system needs an overhaul; large shares say it requires major changes or needs to be completely rebuilt.