Almost one in three Britons would support a temporary ban on Muslims entering the UK, similar to that proposed by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, a new Sky Data poll reveals.
Some 29 per cent of the public would back such a Muslim ban on those who are not citizens of the UK coming into the country. The majority of Britons (51 per cent) would oppose such a move, however, with 43 per cent strongly opposing.
It comes after Mr Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of the Muslims entering the United States” in the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California and deadly terror attack in Paris.
American security has become a key talking point on the campaign trail for those looking to succeed President Barack Obama in 2016.
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