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Survey says 68% of white evangelicals don’t believe the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees

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Survey says 68% of white evangelicals don’t believe the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act in the Oval Office of the White House on November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Looking on at right is United States Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

White people are less likely to say that the United States has a responsibility to accept refugees when compared to black and Hispanic populations, according to the results of a Pew Research Center survey. The survey was conducted in April and May.

Notably, an incredible 68% of white evangelical Protestants say the U.S. does not have a responsibility to accept refugees. Only about one-quarter of Republicans (and Republican-leaning independents) agree that we need to accept refugees. This number has dropped from 35%, compared to the February after Donald Trump took office.

This is not good. Instead of taking a swing away from Trump’s inhumane policy moves, conservatives are leaning in on them.

Thankfully, 51% of Americans do agree that the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees. Some 74% of Democrats agree with this sentiment, too; 65% of adults with no religious affiliation say we have a responsibility to accept refugees, which is them practicing what others preach.

Women, those with higher levels of education, and younger adults are also more likely to agree on the duty to accept refugees.

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Marissa Higgins

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