How many Sochi athletes are competing for a country that is not their birth nation?
South Korea-born speed skater Viktor Ahn is not alone.
Data: International Migrants by Country
Explore the population of international migrants by country with this interactive. International migrants include many foreign workers, international students, refugees and their descendants.
Changing Global Migration Patterns
More international migrants now live in high-income countries such as the U.S. and Germany, while more were born in middle-income nations such as India and Mexico. Migrants’ annual remittances have nearly tripled since 2000 to more than $500 billion.
Chart of the Week: Americans on the move
How to visualize American migration from state to state — without maps.
5 challenges to estimating global migration
See the Pew Research Center’s Global Migration Estimates for 2010, including interactives and data. With recent reports of migrants risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean, Roma communities on the move throughout Europe and alleged abuses of migrant workers in the Middle East, one of the most frequently asked question is: How many migrants are there […]
The Global Religious Landscape
A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories estimates that 84% of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion is religiously affiliated.
Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero and Perhaps Less
After four- decades that brought 12 million current immigrants — more than half of whom came illegally — the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed.
Faith on the Move
There are an estimated 214 million people who have migrated across international borders as of 2010. Almost half of the migrants are Christians while a little over a quarter of them are Muslims. The vast majority end up immigrating to a relatively few areas — North America, Europe, Australia and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Map: Faith on the Move
Select one of 231 countries or the global view and choose “into” or “out of” to see a snapshot of how many people have migrated to and from the country as of 2010.
Christians make up about the same proportion of the world’s population today as they did a century ago, but there has been a momentous shift in where they live.