Presentation available from Gallup seminar on world's potential migrants
- 17 June 2011
Neli Esipova, from the statistical research organisation Gallup, recently presented a seminar at IMI based on a Gallup white paper on migration
In today’s age of unprecedented mobility, millions of migrants are on the move worldwide. Gallup’s surveys of more than 400,000 adults in 148 countries between 2008 and 2010 suggest hundreds of millions more would join them if they could. These surveys estimate not only the number of adults who say they would like to migrate permanently to another country if the opportunity arose and where they would like to go, but also the percentage who plan to migrate in the next 12 months and the percentage who have started preparations.