Moreover, and that is not a surprise either, that welcoming migrants depends on the economic situation. While countries with a low unemployment rate show a positive attitude towards immigrants, countries struggling with economic crisis are rather negative towards an increasing number of competitors. So, the personal employment status, living standard and economic situation play a big role in it and the report suggests that these are the most essential factors.
However, there are exceptions such as China and India and the report infers from this that, while economic reasons are important, there are also non-economic factors which shape the attitude towards immigration.
If you want to learn more about this topic or see the exact figures for your country, go to the website of the International Organization of Migration and download the report for free.
By Sina Gösele