Most live in Germany, the UK, Italy and France, and about half had arrived in Europe in recent years. Overall, these migrants account for less than 1% of Europe’s total population.
People around the world are more accepting of refugees fleeing violence and war than they are of immigrants moving to their country.
Many South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of their democracy. Confidence in some civic institutions declined from 1990 to 2013.
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.
On issues including national identity and religious minorities, views among UK adults align very closely to general opinion across the EU.
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
Nearly 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born. That's the highest share of foreign-born people in the country since 1910, but it's far from the highest in the world.
Growth in the number of emigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed – due in large part to a slowdown of people leaving Mexico.
Many Americans support encouraging high-skilled immigration into the United States. But the U.S. trails other economically advanced nations in its share of immigrants with high skills.