Young voters from newer immigrant families lean more liberal

September 8, 2016 11:00PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that young Hispanic and Asian-Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their political and immigration views than those with families who have been in United States longer.

The GenForward poll shows that 87 percent of those age 18 to 30 who are immigrants or who have parents who are immigrants support allowing those who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay legally. Seventy-two percent of those whose families have been in the U.S. longer agree.


GenForward is a survey of adults age 18 to 30 by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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