The Statue of Liberty is seen on the 130th anniversary of the dedication in New York Harbor, in New York City, U.S., October 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2QWST

Once evenly split, the percentage of Christian refugees admitted to the US now far exceeds Muslims

47%

Since Donald Trump became president, the number of refugees accepted in the US has fallen in general, but the percentage of Muslim refugees has plunged in particular.

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The Statue of Liberty is seen on the 130th anniversary of the dedication in New York Harbor, in New York City, U.S., October 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2QWST
47%

Number of refugees admitted into the US

The Statue of Liberty is seen on the 130th anniversary of the dedication in New York Harbor, in New York City, U.S., October 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2QWST
47%

While in 2016 the share of Muslims given protection was greater than the share of Christians, that changed in 2017 when 47% of those admitted were Christians and 43% were Muslims.

The Statue of Liberty is seen on the 130th anniversary of the dedication in New York Harbor, in New York City, U.S., October 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2QWST
47%

Share of refugees admitted to the US, by religion

The Statue of Liberty is seen on the 130th anniversary of the dedication in New York Harbor, in New York City, U.S., October 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2QWST
47%

The trend continues. Since the current fiscal year started in October, Christian refugees, who are openly preferred by Trump, account for almost seven out of every 10 admissions, while Muslims make up just two out of every 10.

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