The Pew Research Center has just put out a report on refugee resettlement in the United States. Here are some of the findings (taken directly from report):
The U.S. has received 28,957 Muslim refugees so far in fiscal year 2016, or nearly half (46%) of the more than 63,000 refugees who have entered the country since the fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2015. That means that already this year the U.S. has admitted the highest number of Muslim refugees of any year since 2002. Christians are the second-largest group of refugees to the U.S. so far this fiscal year; 27,556 Christian refugees have entered the country, nearly as many as the number of Muslim refugees.
Just two countries – Syria (8,511) and Somalia (7,234) – were the source of more than half of this year’s Muslim refugees. The rest are from Iraq (6,071), Burma (Myanmar) (2,554), Afghanistan (1,948) and other countries (2,639).
Overall a far larger total number of Christian refugees than Muslim refugees have entered the U.S. since fiscal 2002, the first year for which data on self-reported religious affiliations are publicly available. During the past 15 years, the U.S. has admitted 389,712 Christian refugees and 269,395 Muslim refugees, meaning that 46% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. during this time have been Christian while 32% have been Muslim.