The Beaver County Times- Poll: 60 percent in Pennsylvania say keep out Syrian refugees

by J.D. Prose | December 03, 2015
Sixty percent of Pennsylvanians oppose having Syrian refugees settled in the state while just 29 percent said they are in favor, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Sixty percent of Pennsylvanians oppose having Syrian refugees settled in the state while just 29 percent said they are in favor, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Harrisburg-based Harper Polling found that 52 percent of Pennsylvanians “strongly oppose” allowing refugees into Pennsylvania while 8 percent were “somewhat” opposed. Twenty percent of respondents said they “strongly favor” resettling refugees here, and 9 percent said they “somewhat” favored it.
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Syrian refugees have become a hot topic of debate following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris by the terrorist group ISIS. At least one of the terrorists reportedly entered France posing as a Syrian refugee and that has sparked a backlash in the United States, mainly among Republicans who argue that refugees from the war-torn country pose a security risk and should be banned.
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