Adults' opinion on whether immigrants strengthen or burden their country 2018

According to a 2018 survey, adults in the settler countries of Australia and Canada have the most favorable view of immigration, with 64 and 68 percent of respondents respectively stating that they believe immigration strengthens their country. Conversely, only five percent of Hungarian respondents held this positive view of immigration - while 73 percent believed that immigration is a burden on their country.

Opinion of adults in selected countries worldwide on whether immigration strengthens or is a burden on their country in 2018

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

May 14 to August 10, 2018

Number of respondents

19,235 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Immigrants today make our country stronger because of their work and talents OR Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs and social benefits".

Respondents per country as follows:
Australia 1,149
Canada 1,056
France 1,003
Germany 1,001
Greece 1,050
Hungary 1,002
Israel 1,000
Italy 1,043
Japan 1,016
Mexico 915
Netherlands 1,006
Poland 1,008
Russia 1,000
South Africa 1,487
Spain 1,005
Sweden 989
United Kingdom 1,005
United States 1,500

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