The Graphic Truth: Where do Europeans welcome migrants most?
October 01, 2020
The European Union is working on a common policy towards migrants that all of its members can agree on... and this time will be enforced. During the 2015 refugee crisis, some member states were willing to take in millions whereas others were unwilling to open their borders to asylum seekers and refugees at all. But as policymakers in Brussels try to hammer out a pact, how do Europeans themselves feel about migrants? A new study by Gallup has created a migrant acceptance index that gauges how welcoming they are towards outsiders. We take a look at the most and least welcoming EU countries, along with the net increase or decrease in migrants that have come to them over the past five years.