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Americans Weigh in on the State of Economic Opportunity

In an election year riveted to an unprecedented extent by changes in the nation’s demography, Americans divide almost exactly in half on whether immigration—and the nation’s increasing diversity—is making life in the United States better or worse, according to the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll.

The in-depth survey of 1,000 Americans also found that they split almost evenly on whether the nation offers children of all races an adequate opportunity to succeed. But a solid majority of respondents now rejects the notion that children from all income groups have sufficient chances to get ahead. And only small minorities of those polled say the nation is doing better at providing equal opportunity for all races, all income groups, and all generations.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    My God, they are finally waking up!

    “The big anomaly: African Americans expressed much more concern about immigration and diversity than did other elements of the Democratic coalition. Other polls in recent years have found African Americans’ anxiety over immigration on the decline, but the Heartland Monitor survey detected a clear note of concern. While a strong majority of blacks said immigration has benefited their community, slightly less than half saw advantages for American culture. More African Americans saw negative (46 percent) than positive (38 percent) impacts on the economy, and they split almost evenly (43 percent positive versus 41 percent negative) on what it has meant for the nation overall.”

    • Dana Garcia

      Don’t schools teach supply and demand any more? The pool of available jobs is shrinking because of outsourcing and automation, yet the obvious need to substantially reduce immigration still is not discussed, even post Trump.

  • Shebel

    Well , thank Christ ,that it was an in-depth survey.
    I guess that I should take it as Gospel.

  • BillyHW

    We need to stop selling out our kids by flooding our schools with foreign students. We need to stop selling out our kids by flooding our labour market with foreign workers.

  • Shebel

    It is sometimes difficult to tell whom the Progressives abuse more—-
    Black skinned people or just Children in general.

  • canminuteman

    Different races and different cultures do not experience equal outcomes on a planetary basis, so why would they on a national basis?

  • Xavier

    This infuriates me. The FIRST FUCKING SENTENCE in the article states that half of Americans are against immigration. The leftist cocksuckers at the Atlantic have conflated “immigration” and “illegal immigration” again to paint their opponents as racists. Economic migrants illegally entering the country to take advantage of entitlement programs are not “immigrants”; they are illegal invaders and should be treated as such.

    Fucking liberal fucksticks and their fucking lying propaganda.