While immigration can prove a highly divisive issue, publics in many economically advanced countries it if it involves highly-skilled workers. This is certainly true in the United States
where 78 percent of the public are in favor of highly-skilled immigration while 36 percent of the country's foreign-born population has a postsecondary diploma or degree according to Pew Research
In the United Kingdom where free movement around the EU is set to be ended by Brexit
, people still overwhelmingly support immigration if it's high-skilled at 84 percent. Just under half of the UK's immigrants has a college degree. Elsewhere, the story is different in Israel and Italy where the share of the population supporting high skilled immigration stands at just 42 and 35 percent respectively.