Refugees Welcome Survey 2016 - The Results

Refugees Welcome Index

The Refugees Welcome Index ranks 27 countries across all continents based on people’s willingness to let refugees live in their countries, towns, neighbourhoods and homes.

The Refugees Welcome Index ranks countries on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 = all respondents would refuse refugees entry to the country and 100 = all respondents would accept refugees into their neighbourhood or home. The Refugees Welcome Index ranks countries on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 = all respondents would refuse refugees entry to the country and 100 = all respondents would accept refugees into their neighbourhood or home.
The Refugees Welcome Index ranks countries on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 = all respondents would refuse refugees entry to the country and 100 = all respondents would accept refugees into their neighbourhood or home.

Refugees Welcome Survey

The Refugees Welcome Index is based on a global survey of more than 27,000 people carried out by the internationally renowned strategy consultancy GlobeScan. The survey asked people: how closely would you personally accept people fleeing war or persecution?

 

3. How closely would you personally accept people fleeing war or persecution? Would you let them live in your country? 3. How closely would you personally accept people fleeing war or persecution? Would you let them live in your country?
Globally, 80% of respondents would accept people fleeing war or persecution in their country.
3. How closely would you personally accept people fleeing war or persecution? Would you let them live in your home? 3. How closely would you personally accept people fleeing war or persecution? Would you let them live in your home?
Globally, 10% of respondents said they would accept refugees in their home.

 

Access to asylum & government action to help refugees

The Refugees Welcome Survey also asked two other questions about access to asylum and current refugee policies.

1. People should be able to take refuge in other countries to escape from war or persecution 1. People should be able to take refuge in other countries to escape from war or persecution
Globally, 73% of respondents agree that people should be able to take refuge in other countries to escape from war or persecution.
2. Our government should do more to help refugees fleeing war or persecution 2. Our government should do more to help refugees fleeing war or persecution
Globally, 66% of respondents agree their national government should do more to help refugees fleeing war or persecution.

 Full data sets are available here.