The IOM will later this spring, release a report that will provide rare insights into public attitudes toward migration around the world.


However, highlights of the report?s initial findings are being released at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

According to the findings, more than 140 countries between 2012 and 2014, will show a global population that is generally in favour of raising the number of newcomers arriving each year.

Contrary to the negative perceptions of migration often portrayed in the media in certain regions of the world, the findings suggest that most people around the world do not wish to see a decrease in immigration to their countries.

The report mentioned that, the situation in Europe is an exception as the IOM Head of Research Frank Laczko, averred that there was a sharp divergence in attitudes between Northern Europe and the continent?s Mediterranean zone.

Majority of adults in all Northern European countries like to see levels of immigration stay the same or increase, the research revealed.

However, the United Kingdom is the sole exception, with the majority of people (69%) supporting decreased immigration.


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