Pew Research Center publishes in-depth, comparative analysis of global migration trends, the factors driving migration and the factors shaping the identity and integration of both new arrivals and subsequent immigrant generations around the world.
Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations
Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.
Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2017
Explore the origins and destinations of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.
Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home
About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.
Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2016
Worldwide, an estimated $574 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2016, a 1% decline from 2015, when the amount was $581 billion, according to economists at the World Bank.
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18 striking findings from 2018
Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on many issues every year. Read 18 of this year’s standout findings.
What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico
There were 12.0 million immigrants from Mexico living in the United States in 2016, and fewer than half of them were in the country illegally.
Key findings about U.S. immigrants
Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2016.
5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004.
U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade
There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.
Want to understand U.S. immigration? We’ve got an email course for you
Want to learn more about immigration? Our researchers have distilled much of what we know about the topic into a five-part email mini-course.
A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue
A majority of people in several European countries support taking in refugees. Yet there is widespread disapproval of how the EU has handled the refugee issue.
A decade of migration across the Mediterranean to Europe's shores
Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route
The most common Mediterranean migration paths into Europe have changed since 2009
The paths migrants have taken across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have changed over time. So far in 2018, the Morocco-to-Spain corridor has been the most traveled among the three major sea routes used by migrants to reach Europe.
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About half of American adults lived in middle-income households in 2016. Find out which income group you’re in with our newly updated calculator.