Majority of Israelis Do Not Support Immigration—Even of Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants
According to a new study, 51% of Israelis oppose a policy that would encourage educated people to migrate to and work in Israel
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Among the 12 “economically advanced nations” surveyed, Israel has the highest level of opposition to educated immigrants.
In comparison, 78% of Americans, 81% of Germans, and 85% of British people questioned support encouraging highly skilled people to immigrate and work in their countries.Across the countries surveyed, younger adults, more highly educated people, and adults with higher socioeconomic standing tend to be more supportive of highly skilled immigration to their respective countries, according to Pew. Pew did not detail what level of education or training it defines as “highly skilled.”