Poll finds 67% of Americans support accepting Ukrainian refugees
As the White House announces plans for the United States to welcome tens of thousands of refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion, a recent AP-NORC poll shows that a majority of Americans favor accepting refugees from Ukraine into the country.
The poll, published Wednesday, found that 67 percent approve of accepting refugees, compared with 13 percent who oppose it and 21 percent who express no preference.
It also found that 82 percent favor providing humanitarian support to refugees from Ukraine, with 5 percent opposed.
President Biden made the announcement on refugee admissions during a trip to Brussels for emergency talks with NATO leaders.
The United States is working out details of how refugees from Ukraine will be admitted, and one senior administration official said the number of admissible refugees may change.
According to AP-NORC, more Americans are now saying that the United States should take on a major role in the conflict, compared with a month earlier. Among those who think the country should have a “major role” in the war, there is strong backing for humanitarian support.