A bare majority of Americans would welcome Syrian refugees.

According to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, 53 percent of respondents said Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. should be allowed, while 41 percent would prefer Syrian refugees not be admitted into the country. While 63 percent of Democrats support allowing Syrian refugees in, only 35 percent of Republicans do. 

These splits persist between religious groups as well. While only 43 percent of white Evangelicals and 45 percent of white mainline Protestants support resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S., 57 percent of Catholics and 60 percent of the unaffiliated support resettlement. 

PRRI