Migration

by Frank Newport and Riley Brands

Immigration policy has taken on new resonance in this presidential election cycle. Gallup reviews American public opinion on immigration, including what the public wants government to do going forward.

In 1977, Americans opposed President Jimmy Carter's plan to extend permanent resident status to immigrants who had been living illegally in the U.S. for more than seven years.

by Milena Nikolova, Monica Roman and Klaus F. Zimmermann

The authors in this guest piece offer a perspective on the relationship between having close contacts living in other countries and civic engagement. Using World Poll data, the authors study this phenomenon in Bulgaria and Romania.