Here’s How Little Americans Know About Immigration

Washington Post: “While many Americans consider immigration one of the biggest issues for the future president, surveys suggest that they also have little understanding of the scale of the problem.”

“On average, surveyed Americans guessed that one-third of people in their country were immigrants. The actual figure? Only 14 percent.”

“American estimates for the size of the Muslim population in this country, also a focus of political discussion, are even more extreme. In the IPSOS survey, people on average guessed that 15 percent of the U.S. population is Muslim, compared with an actual figure of 1 percent.”

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  • frankelee

    14% is surprisingly high now that you mention it.

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