Remittance flows worldwide in 2017
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.
A Sampling of Public Opinion in India
Optimism persists, but concerns about terrorism and Pakistan loom large
Europeans Credit EU With Promoting Peace and Prosperity, but Say Brussels Is Out of Touch With Its Citizens
Many worried about long-term economic forecast, impact of immigration
Around the World, More Say Immigrants Are a Strength Than a Burden
Publics divided on immigrants’ willingness to adopt host country’s customs
Compare the rates of social media platform and messaging app usage in 11 countries around the world
Facebook and WhatsApp are the most widely used social media platforms and messaging applications in 11 countries around the world.
Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies
Publics see mobile phones and social media bringing certain benefits to them and their societies. But these views are paired with widespread concerns about their impact on children
Americans and Germans Disagree on the State of Bilateral Relations, but Largely Align on Key International Issues
Germans see ties worsening as Americans remain positive
Climate change is seen by more countries as a top international threat
More countries see climate change as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern.
Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern
Worries about ISIS and North Korea persist, as fears about American power grow
Smartphone Ownership Is Growing Rapidly Around the World, but Not Always Equally
In emerging economies, technology use still much more common among young people and the well-educated
International migrants by country
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
Majority of U.S. Public Supports High-Skilled Immigration
But U.S. trails other economically advanced nations in share of immigrants with high skills
International Publics Brace for Cyberattacks on Elections, Infrastructure, National Security
Many doubt their countries are prepared for major cyber hacks