Jacob Poushter

Pew Research Center

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Jacob Poushter is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, where he focuses on global attitudes and trends. 

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As we head into the 4th of July weekend, when Americans celebrate not only the country's independence but its ideals and principles, President Trump's  travel ban  is complicating…

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As we head into the 4th of July weekend, when Americans celebrate not only the country's independence but its ideals and principles, President Trump's travel ban is complicating…

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