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People opposed to President Donald Trump's executive order barring entry to the U.S. by Muslims from certain countries demonstrate at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Less than one-third of Americans think Trump's travel ban will make them safer

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Less than one in three Americans think President Trump's controversial travel ban will make them more safe, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday

31 percent of people surveyed said the ban made them feel more safe, while 26 percent said it made them feel less safe.

Overall, 49 percent of Americans agreed with the order, while 41 percent disagreed. 1,201 people were surveyed, including 453 Democrats and 478 Republicans. 

I understand that this country was founded on immigrants. But I'm worried that refugees are coming in and being supported by my tax dollars.
Cheryl Hoffman, Virginia resident

Westy Egmont, director of the Immigrant Integration Lab at Boston College, said Americans have grown increasingly hostile toward refugees as refugees from the Middle East outnumber Eastern Europeans. 

Yes, we do live in scary times, but there are other, better ways to root out terrorism.
Veronica Buetel, Ohio resident

But other poll respondents said Trump's ban didn't make the "scary times" any less scary.

Trump insists his ban is about "keeping bad people" out of the U.S.

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