Monday, November 09, 2009

People want to move!

I find this fascinating: 700 Million Worldwide Desire to Migrate Permanently:

Every day, migrants leave their homelands behind for new lives in other countries. Reflecting this desire, rather than the reality of the numbers that actually migrate, Gallup finds about 16% of the world's adults would like to move to another country permanently if they had the chance. This translates to roughly 700 million worldwide -- more than the entire adult population of North and South America combined.

Large number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa want to move, an average of 38% would like to move permanently. I was surprised that Asia had the lowest percentage, only about 10%.

Go check out the map.

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