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A 39% plurality of Americans say the border situation is a crisis, and 33% consider it to be a major problem. Most Americans have sympathy for migrants.
Americans support immigration, generally. They also view immigrants positively for their cultural contributions but have concerns about their impact on drug and crime issues.
Gallup's latest data from Latin America and the Caribbean, collected before Title 42 expired, highlight that millions of adults would come to the U.S. if they could.
Americans' perspectives on what's ailing the country most were largely steady in April, except for sharp increases in those mentioning crime and guns.
Before Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, a record-high 35% of Ukrainians said they would like to leave Ukraine permanently. But now, a record-low 9% say they want to leave.
Attitudes toward migrants warmed in 2022 among most of Ukraine's western neighbors, though these countries rank among the least accepting in the world.
Americans' satisfaction with the level of immigration into the U.S. was already low, but it has now has fallen to the lowest in a decade. More are dissatisfied because they want immigration decreased, but a wide partisan gulf persists.
In 2021, 16% of adults worldwide -- which projects to almost 900 million people -- said they would like to leave their own country permanently.
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Americans offer mixed guidance on the future of immigration, although slightly more now say they want it decreased than increased. The shift is driven by Republicans.
France's election on Sunday could decide the country's future role in Europe. French adults grew fonder of the EU during incumbent Emmanuel Macron's first term, with 48% approving of its leadership in 2021, up from 39% in 2017.
Life was already extremely difficult in Afghanistan before the Taliban's return to power in 2021, but Gallup surveys detail unprecedented suffering among Afghans as the U.S. withdrew and the Taliban took over.
Hundreds of thousands of Afghans -- if not more -- have already fled their country since the Taliban seized power. Millions more would leave if they had the chance.
More than 500,000 refugees have fled Ukraine since Thursday, many of them crossing into Poland, Moldova and Romania. Of Ukraine's western neighbors, these three countries were the most welcoming of migrants in 2019.
Lebanon continues to spiral out of control. Record numbers are unable to afford the basics, and a skyrocketing percentage want to leave.
Canada ranks as the most-accepting country in the world for migrants, based on Gallup's latest Migrant Acceptance Index. The U.S. also still makes the list of most-accepting countries.
As the European Union unveils a new migration pact, Gallup finds the world growing less accepting of migrants, and a number of EU countries topping the list of the least-accepting countries in the world.