December 14, 1938

Jewish refugees should not be admitted to the United States in great numbers, a large majority of college youths in this country believes, according to the first national poll of the Student Opinion Surveys of America.To the question, “Should the United States offer a haven in this country for Jewish refugees from Central Europe?” 31.2 per cent of undergraduates said ‘yes,’ whereas 68.8 per cent said ‘no’. These figures are the first announced by the newly founded Student Surveys, an organization of campus editors which publish weekly reports on national referenda.It was clear from the coast-to-coast returns that students as a whole would like to see Uncle Sam come to the aid of oppressed German minorities in some way, perhaps by the offering of homes in United States possessions.

Source: POLL SHOWS STUDENTS DON’T WANT REICH REFUGEES HERE | News | The Harvard Crimson

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