Majority of Europeans support Trump-style travel ban, survey shows

The survey asked 10,000 people from 10 European countries about migration policy.

February 9, 2017 11:12
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Pro-Trump demonstrators protest in support of the travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump's executive order at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Despite widespread criticism of the recent US travel ban, a poll by a London think tank showed that a majority of Europeans would support a similar move.

In a survey conducted by London-based think tank Chatham House, which released the data on Wednesday,  55% of the Europeans they surveyed agreed with the statement that "all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped."  Overall, 20% disagreed with the statement.

Looking at the responses in individual countries,  71% of respondents in Poland agreed with the statement, 65% of Austrian respondents agreed, 53% of Germans agreed and 41% agreed in Spain. The think tank noted that "in no country did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32%."

The survey involved 10,000 people  from 10 European countries about migration policy. The questions were asked before US president Donald Trump issued the executive order , which prohibits refugees from entering the United States for 120 days, with an indefinite ban on those fleeing war-torn Syria. Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are barred from entry for 90 days.
Iraqi family's dream to go to the US is dashed after Trump immigration ban, Jan. 29, 2017 (credit: REUTERS)

In Austria, Poland, Hungary, France and Belgium at least 38%.

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