Favorable opinion on immigration by political ideology in selected countries 2018

According to a 2018 survey, adults in the United States have the greatest partisan differences over support for immigration, with 83 percent of respondents on the left believing immigrants strengthen their country, compared to 37 percent of respondents on the right. The lowest spread was in Greece, a result of both the left and right rejecting immigration - only 19 percent of respondents on the left and six percent on the right agreed that immigrants strengthen their country.

Opinion of adults in selected countries worldwide on whether immigration strengthens their country in 2018, by political ideology

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

May 14 to August 10, 2018

Number of respondents

13,815 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

Values include respondents who answered positively to the statement: "Immigrants today make our country stronger because of their work and talents".

Respondents per country as follows:
Australia 1,149
Canada 1,056
France 1,003
Germany 1,001
Greece 1,050
Israel 1,000
Italy 1,043
Netherlands 1,006
Poland 1,008
Spain 1,005
Sweden 989
United Kingdom 1,005
United States 1,500

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