Where do most people want to live?

MANY people would like to up sticks and move somewhere better. But according to new Gallup polling data gathered over the last three years, 16% of adults—or some 700m people—in over 130 countries say they would like to start a new life abroad. The most popular destinations specified are wealthy Western countries, though Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are also attractive. If everyone got their wish, America’s population would swell by 165m while Canada, Britain and France would each gain 45m new migrants. Those in African countries are keenest to leave, whereas Asian respondents were happiest where they were.

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