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• 71 percent of Americans say illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay legally; 64 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Democrats agree.

• 52 percent overall say the growing number of newcomers “strengthen society”; 34 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Democrats agree.

• 49 percent overall say immigrants strengthen the U.S. with hard work and talent; 33 percent of Republicans and 58 percent of Democrats agree.

• 43 percent overall say immigrants threaten traditional American customs and values; 58 percent of Republicans and 35 percent of Democrats agree.

• 41 percent overall say immigrants are a burden because they take jobs, housing and health care; 55 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Pew Research Center poll of 1,501 U.S. adults conducted March 13 to 17 and released Thursday.

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