PublicationsMay 10, 2018

Where do foreign student graduates work in the United States?

Explore the movement of international graduates in the 61 metro areas where at least 5,000 foreign graduates applied and were approved for OPT.

PublicationsMay 10, 2018

Foreign students who stayed and worked in the U.S. under OPT after graduation by metro area, 2004-2016

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.

ReportMay 10, 2018

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

The federal Optional Practical Training program saw a 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields between 2008 and 2016.

ReportApril 24, 2018

Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations

Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.

Sortable TableMarch 29, 2018

H-1B visa approvals by metropolitan area, fiscal 2010-2016

The H-1B visa program is the nation’s biggest temporary employment visa program. Explore the number of approvals by U.S. metropolitan area.

ReportMarch 22, 2018

At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010

International migration from sub-Saharan African countries to Europe and the U.S. has grown over the past decade. Many who live in sub-Saharan Africa say they would move to another country if they could.

PublicationsFebruary 28, 2018

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, 1990-2017

Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.

MultimediaJanuary 31, 2018

Origins and Destinations of Foreign Students in the United States

Neil Ruiz, Associate Director of Global Migration and Demography, presented findings on foreign students studying at colleges and universities in the United States.

PublicationsNovember 20, 2017

Facts on Foreign Students in the U.S.

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.

PublicationsNovember 2, 2017

Where have refugees settled in the U.S.?

This interactive tool displays the top nationality of refugees resettled across each state between fiscal 2002 and 2017.

ReportOctober 12, 2017

U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Number of Displaced People Grows

In the last few years, the number of refugees annually resettled by the U.S. has not consistently grown in step with a worldwide refugee population that has expanded nearly 50% since 2013.

InteractiveSeptember 20, 2017

Explore the status of Europe's 2015-16 asylum seekers

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.

ReportSeptember 20, 2017

Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home

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.

InteractiveAugust 1, 2017

Greatest Threats Around the World

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.

Survey ReportsAugust 1, 2017

Globally, People Point to ISIS and Climate Change as Leading Security Threats

People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.

InteractiveJune 19, 2017

Origins and destinations of European Union migrants within the EU

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.

ReportJune 8, 2017

The Digital Footprint of Europe’s Refugees

An analysis of online searches in 2015 and 2016 opens a window into the path and timing of migrant flows from Middle East to Europe.

ReportAugust 2, 2016

Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015

The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.

CommentaryMay 1, 2013

How Mexicans See America

Mexican approval ratings of the U.S. are at their highest point since 2009. This boost in America’s image comes amidst rising expectations that Washington may soon reform U.S. immigration laws. The question now is whether the two countries can build on the promise fostered by the proposed immigration policy and cement some of the progress that appears to have been made.

Survey ReportsApril 29, 2013

U.S. Image Rebounds in Mexico

Survey Report On the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Mexico, the United States is enjoying a resurgence of good will among the Mexican public, with a clear majority favorably inclined toward their northern neighbor and more now expressing confidence in Obama. A national opinion survey of Mexico by the Pew Research Center, conducted […]

CommentaryApril 3, 2013

Americans Divided over Immigration Reform

The immigration debate in Washington is likely to heat up in the weeks ahead. Indians, Chinese and others either hoping to migrate to America (even those with advanced skills) or those with loved ones living illegally and precariously within the United States should realize that despite largely supportive rhetoric emanating from both Congress and the White House, the U.S. public remains divided over immigration reform.

CommentaryJanuary 12, 2010

Widespread Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in Italy

More than 1,000 immigrants have been evacuated from southern Italy after a recent wave of violence against African farm workers. Surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project find that anti-immigrant sentiment is widespread

Survey ReportsSeptember 23, 2009

Most Mexicans See Better Life in U.S. – One-In-Three Would Migrate

Mexicans are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the direction of their country and nearly six-in-ten say those who leave their country for the United States enjoy a better life there. One-in-three would move to the U.S. if they had the opportunity.

CommentaryJanuary 17, 2008

Italy’s Malaise: La Vita Non É Cosí Dolce

Italians’ Spirits Are Flagging – But Not Their Sense of Cultural Superiority

Survey ReportsOctober 4, 2007

World Publics Welcome Global Trade — But Not Immigration

The publics of the world broadly embrace key tenets of economic globalization but fear the disruptions and downsides of participating in the global economy. In rich countries as well as poor ones, most people endorse free trade, multinational corporations and free markets. However, the latest Pew Global Attitudes survey of more than 45,000 people finds they are concerned about inequality, threats to their culture, threats to the environment and the threats posed by immigration. And there are signs that enthusiasm for economic globalization is waning in the West.

Survey ReportsJuly 6, 2006

Muslims in Europe: Economic Worries Top Concerns About Religious and Cultural Identity

Few Signs of Backlash From Western Europeans

CommentaryFebruary 24, 2004

A Global Generation Gap

Adapting to a New World