02 Dec 2016
How the G20 Views Migration
A survey of G20 governments – the club of major economies – prepared by IOM at the request of the 2015 Turkish presidency – shows that 15 out of 19 G20 countries want immigration levels increased or maintained at the same level.
The survey, part of a broader forthcoming IOM’s report “How the World Views Migration”, suggests that only a minority of people in G20 countries want immigration reduced, with pro-immigration sentiment higher outside Europe.
Turkey commissioned this examination of views of migration in the G20 in its capacity as the Chair-in-Office of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and concurrently the G20 Presidency for 2015. It will be presented at a joint G20 / GFMD / Global Migration Group (GMG) event to be held in Izmir, Turkey tomorrow (3/6).
Presenting the findings of a first survey of public opinion on migration in G-20 countries conducted by the Gallup World Poll in more than 140 countries between 2012 and 2014, the report provides a rare insight into public attitudes toward immigration around the globe.