Much to my surprise, five African countries are in the top ten “accepting of migrants” countries in the world.
So why is the US responsible for taking tens of thousands of so-called refugees from Africa every year? Can’t they stay in welcoming parts of the continent?
Here is the fascinating report from Gallup:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Many countries on the front lines of the recent migrant crisis in Europe are among the least-accepting countries in the world for migrants, according to Gallup’s new Migrant Acceptance Index. Nine of the 10 countries that score a 2.39 or lower (out of a possible 9.0) on the index are former Soviet bloc countries — with most located along the Balkan route that once channeled asylum seekers from Greece to Germany. Israel, which has dealt with its own influx of asylum seekers from Africa in the past decade, is the only non-European country with scores this low.
There is a lot of really good stuff in here.
Notice that the US is number 18 on the list for welcoming migrants putting us above Germany and all of Europe on Gallup’s “Migrant Acceptance Index.”
Here (below) are the top ten “least” and “most” accepting.
The full list is below in Gallup’s news story. While the US is 18th (most accepting). European countries that have been overrun are increasingly less accepting–Germany is 23rd, the UK is 38, Italy 43, France 46, Belgium and Greece below that.
I have to laugh because both Iceland and New Zealand take only tiny numbers of refugees so of course they haven’t experienced the ‘joy’ that some countries, especially in most of Europe, have had yet.
On the “least” accepting side, numbers 12 and 13 are Pakistan and Afghanistan. You will see that the Middle East generally is the “least” accepting region of the world and the Muslim parts of North Africa are near the bottom too (when Gallup lists by region).
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