- 50 percent of Americans and 47 percent of Europeans view immigration as more of a problem than an overall benefit for society.
- Concerns about illegal immigration are very important though most in the U.S. view it as an economic problem while most Europeans are anxious about crime.
- Barely over a quarter of those surveyed backed temporary worker programs while most agreed with granting legal immigrants the same political rights and social benefits as citizens.
- In terms of notable differences, respondents in the U.S. and Europe disagreed on the meaning of citizenship as well as how much cooperation should be done with immigrants' countries of origin.
Obviously, the above personal analysis is oversimplified. Do you have anything else to add?
Image- boston.com (The aftermath of a U.S. citizenship ceremony).
Sources- mysanantonio.com, Foreign Policy, German Marshall Fund