Most Mexicans believe life is better in the United States. The 2009 Pew Global Attitudes survey finds that close to six-in-ten (57%) say that people who move from Mexico enjoy a better life in the U.S., up from 51% in 2007. And the vast majority of those who are in regular contact with friends and relatives living in the U.S. say those friends and relatives have largely achieved their goals. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.