More than half of Europeans want an immigration ban on foreign nationals originating from predominantly Muslim countries, a new poll revealed. Roughly 55 percent of people across 10 European countries survey said they wanted to stop future immigration from Muslim majority countries, further reiterating differences in thought among Americans and Europeans.
The Chatham House study was conducted before President Trump issued his executive order on immigration barring people from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S.
People residing in Poland were the most likely to support a ban--coming in at 71 percent--followed by Austria at 65 percent, 53 percent in Germany and 51 percent in Italy.
In terms of demographics, men were five percent more likely to approve of an immigration ban than women. And, those older than 60 were 19 percent more likely to support a Muslim ban than 18-29-year-olds.
The results of the polls arrive just as President Trump's executive order on immigration faces continued backlash and an uncertain future. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco heard oral arguments on the case--determining whether the ban is within the constitutional authority.
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