President Trump's travel ban has sparked protests in the U.S., but a new poll finds that Europeans may support such an idea–perhaps even more than Americans.
A London-based think tank Chatham House did the survey. The poll was conducted before the ban was announced. They talked to over 10,000 people from ten European countries. The question was, do you agree with the statement, "All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped."
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Overall, 55% agreed and only 20% disagreed. Support was weaker among women, young people, the educated, and urban residents. But even among those groups, support significantly outweighed opposition.
Fear of crime and terrorism has sparked a European backlash against immigration.
By contrast, a recent Quinnipiac University poll found that only 46% of Americans support Trump's seven-country travel ban. 51% are opposed.