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700 Million People Would Like To Live In A Different County

November 6, 2009

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700 million people worldwide, or more than all the adults of North and South America combined would like to live in a different county.

Residents of sub-Saharan African represent the largest group desiring to live elsewhere.

On average, 38 percent of the adult population in sub-Saharan Africa, or around 165 million people, said they would move to another country if they had the chance.

The most popular destination was the United States, where nearly a quarter of the 700 million — around 165 million people — said they would like to settle.

Britain, Canada and France, each being named as the preferred destination of around 45 million people.

Source: AFP November 3, 2009

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  1. T-Money permalink
    November 9, 2009 7:50 pm

    That’s pretty amazing amount of people that want to live in the States.

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