While Americans are securely behind the nation’s ongoing relief efforts in Haiti, a majority is against allowing more Haitians into the US in the wake of the calamitous earthquake. Responses break down along party lines, according to Gallup, which conducted the poll. 53% of all Americans oppose increased immigration, with 57% of Democrats favoring an increase, while 57% of Independents and 67% of Republicans are opposed.
Still, 63% of all Americans say the country should provide support until life is basically back to normal in Haiti, a response given by 69% of Democrats, 63% of Independents, and 56% of Republicans. Some 73% of people believe the US is doing enough to aid the troubled nation, but more than 50% are worried that their aid dollars won’t get there quickly enough or won’t benefit Haitians directly.