Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing
The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.
Migrant remittances worldwide drop in 2015 for first time since Great Recession
Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.
Nearly 1 in 100 worldwide are now displaced from their homes
More than 60 million people are displaced from their homes as of the end of 2015, the highest number of displaced people since World War II.
6 facts about religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa
In 2014, the median level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times that of the global median.
About six-in-ten Syrians are now displaced from their homes
An estimated 12.5 million Syrians are now displaced, an unprecedented number in recent history for a single country.
The challenges of translating the U.S. census questionnaire into Arabic
In 2020, census questionnaires may for the first time be offered in Arabic, now the fastest-growing language in the U.S. But the Census Bureau faces a challenge not only in translating the language but also in adjusting the appearance of the questionnaire for those accustomed to reading and writing Arabic script.
Israeli Jews, Arabs have different perspectives on discrimination in their society
Israel has been a Jewish-majority country since its founding in 1948, and its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities – including some groups within the Jewish community – has persisted as a hotly debated topic throughout the nation’s history.
5 facts about how Americans view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Far more Americans continue to sympathize more with Israel (54%) than with the Palestinians (19%) in the Middle East dispute, according to our recent foreign policy survey. And half of Americans (50%) think a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully, while 42% say this is not possible. […]
Religion is less central to everyday life for Muslims in Israel than elsewhere in the region
Israeli Muslims actually place less emphasis on religion and some of the key pillars of their faith than do Muslims in neighboring countries.
5 facts about Israeli Christians
A Pew Research Center survey of Israel provides a rare window into the religious beliefs and practices of this close-knit group.