A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey shows 96 percent of likely U.S. voters believe it is important the American government help American citizens get out of Afghanistan now that the Taliban has taken over the country. This includes 86 percent who said it is very important.
Eighty-two percent believe it is important the government help Afghanistan refugees who want to escape the Taliban, but just 50 percent said it is very important. Fifteen percent said they do not believe it is important to help Afghan refugees.
As of Saturday, just 2,500 of the 17,000 people evacuated from Kabul were Americans. It is estimated 7,500 or more American civilians remain in the country.
While 52 percent of voters said the U.S. government should allow 50,000 or fewer Afghan refugees to resettle in the U.S., 30 percent of those voters said it should be less than 10,000. Twelve percent said America should accept between 50,000 and 100,000 while 14 percent would accept more than 100,000.