Majority of Millennials Oppose Trump’s Immigration Ban

On Friday, January 27th, 2017, Trump signed an executive order suspending refugees of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. Confusion, lawsuits, and nationwide protests quickly followed the controversial executive order as many claimed the immigration ban discriminates based on the Islamic faith.

Whatsgoodly surveyed 1388 US millennials on the ban and found that 69% opposed the ban with only 18% supporting it. Another 12% remain undecided.

Looking at the data even closer reveals quite a large gender discrepancy. 88% of girls oppose the ban while only 58% of guys oppose the ban. 

Some responders to the survey elaborated on their opinion. A student at University of Washington and opponent of the immigration ban wrote, “What the hell is wrong with people that they can’t treat everyone as equals.” Another student from University of Missouri didn’t care about the ban but argued that the issue with green cards was taking it too far. To see more comments or to weigh in on similar surveys, download the app.

Whatsgoodly is a college-based, social polling app that allows users to ask and vote on poll questions anonymously. Without fear of judgement, users are able to vote honestly and have frank discussions about any current event or topic of interest. To read about how Whatsgoodly correctly predicted the millennial vote in the 2016 election, click here.

Methodology: Results for this Whatsgoodly poll were collected between January 30, 2017, and February 1, 2017 from 1,388 millennial respondents aged 14–24 living in 46 states. Whatsgoodly weights its samples by gender and region. Demographic weighting targets are based on the “2015 Annual Estimates of the Resident Population” US Census Bureau Report for the aged 14–24 years US population. For results based on the total sample of national national millennials, the margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

Thomas Harrison

Thomas is a member of the Whatsgoodly team and spends the majority of his time deciding where to eat.

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