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Results of Poll On Trump’s Refugee Ban May Surprise You

 

While President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and others from seven Muslim nations had the appearance of being wildly unpopular—massive protests, lawsuits from multiple states, etc.—that’s apparently not the case. A Reuters poll released Tuesday found 49% of American adults agree with the ban, while only 41% disagree with it. The results were split almost entirely along party lines.

However, Slate reports the results were different when the question was phrased generally and without reference to Trump’s executive order, with 44% saying the US should keep taking in immigrants and refugees, and 43% saying it shouldn’t. The poll also found 56% of American adults think the US should “welcome Christian refugees, but not Muslim ones,” something Trump has suggested. The online poll surveyed 1,201 people.

 

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