June 9, 2021: Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide believe it is fair to describe the United States as a melting pot. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 21% don’t think that’s an appropriate description of the United States today. Twenty percent (20%) are not sure.
The survey also found that 65% of voters believe it's a good thing for immigrants and new ethnic groups to assimilate into American culture. Sixteen percent (16%) disagree.
Fifty-six percent (56%) believe it's good for American culture to be influenced by the cultural traditions of new immigrants. Twenty-five percent (25%) disagree.
In the survey, the concept of America as a melting pot was described as a place where immigrants and new ethnic groups assimilate into our nation’s mainstream culture. As part of the process, American culture is influenced by the cultural traditions of the new immigrants.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Hispanic voters believe it's fair to describe America today as a melting pot. So do 59% of white voters and 50% of Black voters.
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1. Scottrasmussen.com, "58% see America as melting pot; 21% disagree," June 5, 2021
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