A poll of 1200+ Americans (about 51% Republican) conducted 30-31 January across the USA by Ipsos for Reuters found:
- 31% of respondents said that the Muslim travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump makes them feel safer.
- 26% said it makes them feel less safe.
- 33% said the ban will make no difference safety-wise.
- 49% said they agree with the order.
- 41% disapprove of the order.
- Opinions were split along party lines:
- 53% of Democrats said they strongly disagree with the order.
- 51% of Republicans said they strongly approve.
- Democrats were more than 3X likely than Republicans to agree with the statement "The US should continue to take in immigrants and refugees."
- Republicans were more than 3X likely to agree with the statement "Banning people from Muslim countries is necessary to prevent terrorism."
U.S. Travel Association (USTA) CEO Roger Dow said "We stand ready to support the administration and Congress" to achieve the "right balance between security and facilitation."
Anyone doing tourism business - especially in international markets, but everyone also who needs to hire employees from outside the USA - needs to keep an eye on this situation.