Immigration Sparks Negative Views From U.S. to Russia in Study

Immigration is spurring negative attitudes from the U.S. to Russia, according to an Ipsos Mori study that lays bare the attitude to migrants around the world.

About 45 percent of more than 16,000 people surveyed in 22 nations said immigration has had a negative effect on their country, compared with 20 percent who said it was positive, Ipsos Mori said Thursday in an e-mailed study. In Turkey, Italy, Russia, Hungary, France and Belgium, the proportion with negative views was more than six in 10. Almost half of the people surveyed worldwide said there are too many immigrants in their nation.

Gee, I wonder why?