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.
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.
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.
International migrants by country
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
How African countries compare with others in internet use, mobile phone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media use
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.
Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2018
Compare different countries’ opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.
A decade of migration across Mediterranean to Europe's shores
Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route
Exploring traditional and populist party support in 8 Western European countries
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.
Unemployment rate in EU countries, 2000-2018
Explore interactive charts on unemployment rates in the 28 countries that make up the European Union.
Explore global rates of internet use, smartphone ownership and social media use over time
This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country.
Fact Sheets: News Media and Political Attitudes in Western Europe
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.
Western Europeans who hold populist views rate the news media less positively than those with non-populist views
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.
Ideological placement of news outlets in Western Europe
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.
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.
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.
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.
Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, 1990-2017
Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.
Across countries, large demographic divides in how often people use the internet and social media for news
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.
News media rated highest for covering important issues, lowest for reporting on politics fairly
Explore the data on how publics across 38 countries think their news media are doing on issues like reporting the news accurately.
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.
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.
Explore global opinions on political systems by country
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you middle class in Western Europe?
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.
Greatest Dangers in the World
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.