Poll: Only 31% of Americans Think Trump Ban Makes U.S. Safer

PollOnly 31 of Americans Think Trump Ban Makes U.S. SaferJust one-third of Americans say they believe President Trump’s new immigration ban will help protect them from terrorism, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The study, conducted Jan. 30 and 31, found that one in two Americansβ€”49 percentβ€”backed the ban. But only about 31 percent of those polled said they believed it makes them β€œmore safe.” Some 26 percent said it made them feel β€œless safe.” About 33 percent of those polled said the executive order wouldn’t make a difference. Reuters notes that the findings exhibited harsh divisions along party lines. Trump has said β€œextreme vetting” is necessary to protect the U.S. and its borders. β€œThis is not about religion,” Trump noted in a statement Friday. β€œThis is about terror and keeping our country safe.”