How Diversity Divides White America

Americans are closely divided overall, but sharply split along racial, age, class and partisan lines, about immigration’s impact on the nation, according to an exhaustive new study of public opinion. When asked if “the growing number of newcomers threaten traditional American values,” Americans divided about exactly in half, with 46 percent agreeing and 48 percent disagreeing in the Pew Research Center’s massive 2012 Values Survey released Monday. But that close balance masks large fissures between key groups. [cont.]

Ronald Brownstein, National Journal