Following the signing of an executive order that suspends refugee admissions for 120 days, here are key facts about the refugees entering the United States.
Most continue to favor legal status for undocumented immigrants
People around the world are more accepting of refugees fleeing violence and war than they are of immigrants moving to their country.
Today, 57% of Republicans say that if the U.S. is too open to people from around the world, “we risk losing our identity as a nation.”
The latest Pew Research Center data estimates there were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, down significantly from a decade prior. In this video, our researchers go behind the scenes to explain the “how” and “why” behind determining these new numbers.
Many South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of their democracy. Confidence in some civic institutions declined from 1990 to 2013.
Majorities in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries. Yet publics are divided on immigrants' willingness to adopt their host country's customs.
The share of Latinos who say there are too many immigrants living in the United States has declined sharply since 2002.
On issues including national identity and religious minorities, views among UK adults align very closely to general opinion across the EU.
The American public’s views of the impact immigrants have on the country remain largely positive – and deeply partisan.