Refugees to U.S. shift from Muslim to Christian majority in 2017
November 2017 – A Pew Research Center analysis has identified an increased number of Christian refugees entering the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office. The shift has reversed a trend of increasingly higher numbers of Muslim refugees. In the final year of former President Barack Obama’s administration, Muslims outnumbered Christian refugees.
In the months since Trump’s inauguration, Christians have made up 50% of all refugees arriving in the U.S., compared to Muslims at 38%. The remaining 12% adhere to other religions or have no religious affiliation at all.