Informed Midwesterners More Likely to Support Immigration Reform

December 6, 2012

By: Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy; Craig Kafura, Assistant Director, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

A public opinion survey published by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs finds a majority of Midwesterners who have accurate information about shifting immigration flows and changing labor needs support key immigration policy proposals.

According to Chicago Council Survey data, Americans today are considerably less threatened by immigration than they have been in the past two decades. Despite this trend, Midwesterners are split over whether to pursue a comprehensive immigration reform package or an incremental approach (38% comprehensive versus 41% incremental).
Informed Midwesterners More Likely to Support Immigration Reform

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