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18 striking findings from 2018

December 13, 2018 - 12:03

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on many issues every year. Read 18 of this year’s standout findings.

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Many worldwide oppose more migration – both into and out of their countries

December 10, 2018 - 09:30

As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.

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What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

December 3, 2018 - 13:00

There were 12.0 million immigrants from Mexico living in the United States in 2016, and fewer than half of them were in the country illegally.

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5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

November 28, 2018 - 14:30

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004.

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U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade

November 27, 2018 - 17:01

There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.

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Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions

November 27, 2018 - 16:45

In 2016, an estimated 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state of residence in the U.S., as well as by birth countries and regions.

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The number of U.S.-born babies with unauthorized immigrant parents has fallen since 2007

November 1, 2018 - 16:30

About 250,000 babies were born to unauthorized immigrant parents in the United States in 2016, the latest year for which information is available, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. This represents a 36% decrease from a peak of about 390,000 in 2007.

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6 facts about English language learners in U.S. public schools

October 25, 2018 - 12:02

English language learners in U.S. K-12 public schools are a diverse group from many different states and native language backgrounds.

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More Latinos Have Serious Concerns About Their Place in America Under Trump

October 25, 2018 - 10:00

About half of U.S. Latinos say the situation for Hispanics in the U.S. has worsened over the past year, and a majority say they worry that they or someone they know could be deported.

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Immigration concerns fall in Western Europe, but most see need for newcomers to integrate into society

October 22, 2018 - 07:00

A median of 23% in eight key countries in Western Europe name immigration as one of the top two problems facing their country.

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Want to understand U.S. immigration? We’ve got an email course for you

October 16, 2018 - 10:45

Want to learn more about immigration? Our researchers have distilled much of what we know about the topic into a five-part email mini-course.

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Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’

October 9, 2018 - 14:00

For a large majority of Americans, the country’s openness to people from around the world “is essential to who we are as a nation.” In a new Pew Research Center survey, 68% say America’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation, while just 26% say “if America is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing our identity as a nation.”

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A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue

September 19, 2018 - 09:03

A majority of people in several European countries support taking in refugees. Yet there is widespread disapproval of how the EU has handled the refugee issue.

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A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue

September 19, 2018 - 09:02
A majority of people in several European countries support taking in refugees. Yet there is widespread disapproval of how the EU has handled the refugee issue.

A decade of migration across the Mediterranean to Europe’s shores

September 18, 2018 - 15:30

Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route

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The most common Mediterranean migration paths into Europe have changed since 2009

September 18, 2018 - 12:06

The paths migrants have taken across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have changed over time. So far in 2018, the Morocco-to-Spain corridor has been the most traveled among the three major sea routes used by migrants to reach Europe.

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The most common Mediterranean migration paths into Europe have changed since 2009

September 18, 2018 - 12:02
The paths migrants have taken across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have changed over time. So far in 2018, the Morocco-to-Spain corridor has been the most traveled among the three major sea routes used by migrants to reach Europe.

Facts on U.S. Immigrants: Interactive charts and detailed tables

September 14, 2018 - 14:24
There were a record 43.7 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, a more than fourfold increase since 1960. Explore the demographic information of the nation's immigrant population.

Education levels of U.S. immigrants are on the rise

September 14, 2018 - 14:17
In 2016, 17.2% of U.S. immigrants ages 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree and another 12.8% had attained a postgraduate degree. Both shares are up since 1980.

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

September 14, 2018 - 14:00
The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country.