The number of Americans calling for less immigration has doubled under President Joe Biden’s administration, according to a Gallup survey published on Feb. 13
The survey was conducted between Jan. 2–22 among a random sample of 1,011 adults aged 18 and older living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
It has a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points.
The survey found that 40 percent of Americans want less immigration into the United States, up from 19 percent in January 2021 and 35 percent in 2022, although this was still not as high as it reached in the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks when it ranged from 44 percent to 52 percent.
It is, however, the highest since 2016, according to Gallup.
The desire to curb immigration has increased across all party groups since 2021 but remains higher among Republicans than independents or Democrats.
Of the 40 percent who are calling for less immigration into the United States, 71 percent were Republicans, 36 percent were independents, and 19 percent were Democrats, according to the poll.
“Republicans’ displeasure with immigration for being too high is now the highest Gallup has recorded for that party. On the other hand, despite increasing in recent years, this viewpoint is less common today among independents and especially Democrats than it was in the post-9/11 years,” Gallup noted. Read more…