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    Americans Seek Stronger US Leadership on ‘Key Human Rights Issues’ - Study

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    American voters want the US government to take stronger stand on fundamental human rights issues, a Harris Poll study conducted for Human Rights First revealed on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Only 13 percent of those polled in the study agreed that the United States was providing enough support for Syrian refugees and more 55 percent say they believed that the United States should accept Syrian refugees even after the November 13 terrorist attack in Paris, Human Rights First said.

    "[The study showed] broad bipartisan support among voter for stronger American leadership on key human rights issues, including on efforts to combat hate crimes, human trafficking and violent extremism worldwide," Human Rights First said in a press release.

    The study’s findings were to be discussed later on Wednesday at the organization’s fourth annual Human Rights Summit at the Newseum in Washington, DC, the release added.

    "On many… key issues — including ending human trafficking, confronting antisemitism, closing Guantanamo Bay, preventing torture and combating violent extremism — fewer than one in five say that there is sufficient action from the US government, Human Rights First noted.

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