700 Million Worldwide Desire to Migrate Permanently

If they could (according to a worldwide Galluip poll), about 700 million adults worldwide — more than the entire adult population of North America and South America combined — would like to move to another country permanently. The United States and Canada top the list of most desired destination countries.

If everyone who wanted to move to Canada actually did, the country’s population would grow by 170%.


Map of what regions people most want to leave


Map of where in the world people would migrate if they could

More information on this poll is available at the Gallup website.


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