Young people less likely to view refugees as major threat, survey finds

Young people in the US are less likely to view Iraqi and Syrian refugees as a danger to the country, a survey has revealed.

Six out of 10 Americans aged over 65 view large numbers of refugees from Iraq and Syria coming into the US as a major threat, compared with less than a third (31 per cent) of people younger than 35.

The survey, conducted by Pew Research in January, meanwhile reveals that nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of under 35s believe these refugees are “not a threat”, while 11 per cent of those aged between 50 and 64 and just eight per cent

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