According to recent polling, almost six out of ten Americans say visitors and immigrants who support Islamic sharia ideology should be excluded from the country
This poll reveals good news for Donald Trump, who has been pushing a comprehensive reform of border security and strategies which will exclude supporters of Radical Islam from entering the United States.
The poll was conducted by OpinionSavvy on 803 registered voters via telephone, using automated questions, and with a margin of error at 3.5 percent.
The pollsters’ question distinguished between Muslim people and Islamic ideology, by focusing its questions on Americans’ attitudes towards the sharia ideology of Islam.
First, the poll asked whether tourists and immigrants should be screened to check for their possible support of Islamic sharia. Seventy percent of respondents approved of the screening.
The poll then asked the 70 percent who approved of the screening; “Do you believe that individuals who support the practice of [Islamic] Sharia law should be admitted into the United States?”
Four-fifths of the 70 percent responded with No. This means 56 percent of total respondents back Trump’s proposed policy of excluding sharia-supporting Muslims.
The overall opposition to the exclusion of sharia supporters added up to a small 20 percent, and the rest were undecided.
The popular support for the exclusion of radical Islamic ideology matches prior public support for excluding other foreign ideologies. An example of this is question 10 on the current N-400 immigration document which still asks would-be immigrants the following question: “Have you ever been a member of, or in any way associated (either directly or indirectly) with: A. The Communist Party? B. Any other totalitarian party? C. A terrorist organization?
The pollster kept digging, and asked the Americans the following question; Do you believe that the United States government should require all foreign individuals [chiefly tourists, not immigrants] entering the United States to affirm that they will uphold the principles of the constitution, such as freedom of religion and speech, above all personal ideologies for the duration of their stay in the country?
Yes, said 78 percent of Americans. No, said only 13.8 percent, which is only one out of every seven people.
This is more good news for Trump, whose Americans-first policy is opposed by Obama’s and Clinton’s support for imposed cultural diversity.
The pollster again pushed farther asking; What is your opinion of a suggested policy that US citizens who pledge their allegiance to the Islamic
State, also known as ISIS, or any other terrorist organization should no longer be considered citizens of the United States?
Sixty-six percent of respondents said they strongly backed a love-it-or-leave-it policy, while only 4 percent strongly supported letting ISIS supporters keep their American citizenship.
This poll had a proper proportion of men and women, a good distribution of people from all over of the country, and a political skew that matches many other polls — 25 percent Republican, 34 percent Democratic, 41 percent independent or other. The racial and religious composition also matches the United States population, and it even included 15 percent Muslims, which equates to roughly twice the Muslim percentage of society.