Americans Like Diversity, Survey Finds. (At Least in the Abstract.)
Americans mostly think it is good that the nation has an ethnically and racially mixed population, but their views diverge when it comes to specifics about how that diversity affects their lives, a new survey found.
Over all, about three in four adults said that a diverse population was either somewhat or very good for the country, according to the survey, published on Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. That view is even more prevalent among Democrats and individuals with higher education.
On matters of diversity, Americans are often divided along party lines, with Democrats tending to be more likely to embrace ethnic, racial and cultural differences, according to the poll, which surveyed more than 6,600 adults early this year. (read more)