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Immigration: Canada at the top of the most welcoming countries for foreigners

Canada tops the table, ahead of Iceland and New Zealand. Sweden is the first European country. At the bottom of the ranking, there are several European countries but also Turkey.

Canada was placed first in the ranking of the most welcoming countries to immigrants, according to a Gallup Institute poll conducted in 145 countries in 2019, the results of which were released on September 23.

With a score of 8.46 out of 9, Canada takes first class in the standings, holding the podium ahead of Iceland (8.41) and New Zealand (8.32). The ranking was established on the basis of a survey of more than 140,000 people in 145 countries and territories, where each person answered three questions relating to their positive or negative opinion of migrants living in their country, entering into their family through marriage and becoming their neighbors.

Sweden, first European country

Sierra Leone is the top African country in the rankings, ranking 5th in the world with a score of 8.14 just behind Australia, 4th with a score of 8.28. With a score of 7.95, the United States occupies the 6th place and just ahead of another African country, Burkina Faso, which scores 7.93. Burkina Faso’s score, however, allows it to be better ranked than Sweden, which occupies 8th place in the world and is the first European country present.

Only one other European country is in the world’s top 10. This is Ireland, 10th in the table with a score of 7.88. At the same time, four African countries appear in the list of the most welcoming countries towards migrants, Chad (9th) and Rwanda (11th) accompanying Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso.

Bad students

At the opposite end of the rankings, the seven countries in the world that are least welcoming to migrants are all located in Europe. These are Latvia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary and finally North Macedonia, the least welcoming country towards migrants with a rickety score of 1.49 out of 9. La Turkey is in eleventh place among countries least welcoming to migrants, with a score of 2.53.

“Since Gallup’s first Migrant Acceptance Survey in 2016 and 2017 and the signing of the Global Compact on Migration in 2018, people’s acceptance of migrants has declined around the world and people are further removed. from each other in some countries than before, ”says Gallup.

“”These cleavages underscore the challenges that remain as the world and the future of migration policy both try to find their place in the post-Covid-19 pandemic world,” the pollster said.

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