Poll: Strong Majority—Including 63% of Hispanics—Believe U.S. Should Not Accept Muslim Refugees


A strong majority of Americans—including 63% of Hispanics—do not think America should accept Muslim Syrian refugees.

A YouGov/Economist poll that was conducted November 19-23 asked respondents, “Do you think the United States should or should not accept Syrian refugees who are Muslim?” The poll found that 62% of Americans believe America “should not accept Muslim Syrian refugees” while 38% said the country should. The poll also found that 63% of Hispanics, 64% of whites, and 55% of blacks did not want America to accept more Muslim Syrian refugees. In addition, 66% of females did not want more Muslim Syrian refugees compared to 58% of males who believed the same.

Though a slim majority of Democrats (52%) felt that the United States should admit Muslim Syrian refugees, independents (62%) and Republicans (83%) overwhelmingly did not want the country to accept Muslim Syrian refugees.

In addition, an overwhelming majority of Americans (67%) felt that “all refugees should be subject to more security screenings.”

Though a majority of the nation’s governors have opposed accepting Syrian refugees after at least two of the Paris terrorists entered Europe while posing as refugees, the Obama administration has vowed to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees. All of the 132 Syrian refugees that have been admitted to the United States since the Paris terror attacks on November 13 have reportedly been Sunni Muslims.



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