Research by US-based survey company Gallup has revealed that in 2021, 16 percent of the world’s adults (around 900 million) would like to leave their country permanently if they could.
In the research, it was stated that the Kovid-19 epidemic has reduced migration rates in recent years, but it does not prevent people’s desire to migrate.
In the research, which is based on interviews with approximately 127 thousand adults in 122 countries, it was stated that in the second year of the Kovid-19 epidemic, people’s desire to migrate reached the highest level in the last 10 years.
It was reported that the period covered by the research coincided with the exact time when the world gradually returned to normal in 2021.
Increasing urge to migrate in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia
Immigration demand has also risen to the highest levels in the last decade in already emigrant regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
In the research, which is noted that this situation is not valid all over the world, the desire to immigrate significantly decreased both in EU countries and in East Asia. recorded the lowest level in the last 10 years.
In the study, it was stated that approximately half or more of the adult population in 13 countries from more than one region of the world, excluding North America and EU countries, would like to move to another country if possible.
Although people want to immigrate to the US more than once, interest in the country is waning
In the research, which is mentioned in the study, where it is mentioned that the USA has maintained its position as the country most desired to immigrate to since 2007 for potential immigrants, in 2021, although the USA ranks first in the middle of the aims of 18 percent of those who want to immigrate, the interest in the country has increased since 2017. It was stated that the reason for this may be that the pronunciation of the opposite of immigrant under the administration of former US President Donald Trump partially deters potential immigrants.
In addition, 8 percent (approximately 74 million) of adults who want to immigrate want to reside in Canada.