Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015
The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.
Key allies in Europe, Asia have mostly positive views of Americans but fault them on some traits
Views of the U.S. and its president were mainly positive. But when we asked people abroad how they saw Americans given a list of characteristics, the answers were more of a mixed bag.
5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe
The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily, growing from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010.
In views of diversity, many Europeans are less positive than Americans
More than half in Greece (63%) and Italy (53%) say that growing diversity makes their countries a worse place to live. Roughly four-in-ten Hungarians (41%) and Poles (40%) agree.
Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs
The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism are very much related in the minds of many Europeans. Across the EU there are also sharp ideological divides on views about minorities, diversity and national identity.
Brexit vote highlighted UK’s discontent with EU, but other European countries are grumbling too
People in a number of other EU countries share the British desire for a less, not more, centralized Europe, and that the debate about the future of the EU will not subside just because the UK has now voted.
Greeks stand out among Europeans for putting domestic issues before global ones
At a time when many Europeans are looking inward after years of economic and political crises, the Greeks stand out as even more focused on their country’s own problems and as the most wary of global economic engagement.
About four-in-ten of the world’s migrants live in the U.S. or Europe
But the U.S. and Europe are quite different when it comes to their migrant populations’ origin countries.
5 facts about migration and the United Kingdom
The UK has the fifth-largest immigrant population in the world, at 8.5 million.
Immigrant share of population jumps in some European countries
The recent historic migration surge into Europe has led to a large jump in the immigrant share of populations in many European nations, with the notable exceptions of the UK and France, which saw more modest increases.