Worldwide, an estimated $625 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to individuals in their home countries in 2017, a 7% increase from 2016, when the amount was $586 billion, according to economists at the World Bank. This increase follows two consecutive years of decline.
Facebook and WhatsApp are the most widely used social media platforms and messaging applications in 11 countries around the world.
More countries see climate change as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern.
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, cellphone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country, highlighting the countries surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa.
Compare different countries' opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.
Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route
People in Western Europe differ in their attitudes about major political parties and on key policy issues based on their ideology and whether their views are more populist or mainstream.
Explore interactive charts on unemployment rates in the 28 countries that make up the European Union.
This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country.
Findings about news media views and habits in Western Europe from a survey about media, political attitudes and populist views in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Ratings on how well the media perform on several core functions, like investigating the actions of the government and getting the facts right, differ between those who hold populist views and those who do not.
Explore where users of news outlets in eight Western European countries place these outlets on a left-right spectrum, based on their perception of their ideological leanings.
Explore the movement of international graduates in the 61 metro areas where at least 5,000 foreign graduates applied and were approved for OPT.
Details on the 113 metro areas that had 2,000 or more foreign students approved for the U.S. government's Optional Practical Training (OPT) program from 2004 to 2016.
The H-1B visa program is the nation’s biggest temporary employment visa program. Explore the number of approvals by U.S. metropolitan area.
Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news.
Explore the data on how publics across 38 countries think their news media are doing on issues like reporting the news accurately.
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Much of the growth in foreign students has happened since the start of the Great Recession.
This interactive tool displays the top nationality of refugees resettled across each state between fiscal 2002 and 2017.
Many people around the world say representative democracy is a good way to run their country. Use the interactive to explore findings on global views of political systems.
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.
People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as the leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.
As of 2015, nearly 20 million people, or about 4% of the EU’s birth population, lived in a European country in which they were not born.
A Pew Research Center analysis of income data from 11 Western European countries finds considerable differences in the fortunes of the middle classes in those countries.
Our 2014 Global Attitudes survey in 44 countries asked which among five dangers was considered to be the “greatest threat to the world.” Many in the Middle East said religious and ethnic hatred was the greatest threat, while Europeans tended to choose inequality. Africans are more concerned with AIDS and other infectious diseases, while scattered countries, many with good reason, chose the spread of nuclear weapons or pollution and environmental problems as the top danger.