The United States is placed in jeopardy by continued immigration, according to an overwhelming 61 percent of Americans in a new poll that was commissioned by AT Kearney, a management consulting company, which reveals people in the US to be highly pessimistic on a number of issues.
The level of concern displayed is all the more surprising given the statement relates to legal rather than illegal immigration, something of which even controversial Republican Presidential candidate nominee, Donald Trump, is in favor. A total of 2590 people responded to the new survey, which was conducted in October and November 2015 as part of a study to gauge the direction of the country with just a decade to go before it reaches 250, and will not be posted in full until later this month.
The Global Business Policy Council chairman, Paul Laudicina, says people could be being affected by the current political climate. Whatever the reason, immigration putting the United States in jeopardy was a common belief among those surveyed, with baby boomers the most concerned at 65 percent and millennials the least worried, although they still rated at 55 percent.
Texas residents were the most concerned geographically, with 66 percent, and those with high school or some college education were also the most worried at 55 percent. Americans are undeniably more uneasy about immigration than has been the case in the past. In 2002, just one percent of US residents even mentioned immigration as a vital concern for the government in a Harris poll, a figure that rose to 19 percent last year.