Number of asylum applications in selected European countries by year
Germany received an unprecedented 442,000 individual first-time asylum applications in 2015 – the highest annual number ever received by a European country over the past 30 years. Asylum applicants to Germany alone accounted for about one-third of Europe’s 2015 asylum seekers.
The demographic digital divide is real and pervasive
Within nearly every country, Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are much more likely to be internet and smartphone users compared with those ages 35 and older.
The strong relationship between per capita income and internet access, smartphone ownership
Internet and smartphone rates are also related to overall country wealth. Richer nations tend to have higher internet access rates and higher reported smartphone ownership.
Climate Change Concern Quiz
Take our 3-question quiz to see how your level of concern about climate change compares with people in 40 different nations in our survey
High CO2 Emitters Are Less Intensely Concerned about Climate Change
In nations with high levels of carbon emissions per capita, including the U.S., Australia, Canada and Russia, publics are less likely to express strong worries about climate change.
Development in Africa
Key findings from a survey in nine sub-Saharan African nations (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda).
International Opinion About Greatest Global Threats
Across the nations surveyed, the level of concern about different international issues varies considerably by region and country, and in some places multiple issues vie for the top spot.
How Many Live on How Much?
Share of global population that lives on a given level of income or consumption.
Global Income Calculator
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World Population by Income
How Many Live on How Much, and Where