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In many Western democracies, this is a year of revolt against elites.In the U.S., polls show that Trump's supporters are skewed toward older, less-educated white males.Yet a recent Pew survey shows growing pro-immigrant sentiment in the U.S., with 51 percent of adults saying that newcomers strengthen the country, while 41 percent believe they are a burden, down from 50 percent in mid-2010, when the effects of the Great Recession were still acutely felt.Even if there had been no economic globalization, cultural and demographic change would have created some degree of populism.In fact, the U.S. economy has increased its dependence on international trade.A poll released last month by the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations found 65 percent of Americans agreeing that globalization is mostly good for the U.S., while 59 percent say that international trade is good for the country, with even stronger support among the young.
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