Washington D.C., May 27, 2018 / 03:43 am
Americans' belief in a duty to accept refugees has dipped, according to a survey showing that white Evangelicals are among the least favorable to refugees.
While 50 percent of Catholics said they think the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees, only 25 percent of white Evangelicals did. The white Evangelical response was statistically identical to the percentage of Republicans who saw a duty toward refugees.
Of black Protestants, 63 percent saw a duty to accept refugees. However, only 43 percent of white mainline Protestants did. About 65 percent of the religiously unaffiliated see a national duty toward refugees.
"Opinions about whether the United States has a responsibility to accept refugees – which were already deeply polarized – have grown even more so," said the Pew Research Center, which conducted the recent survey.