Welcome to the list of links. and more informationsHere we have placed some interesting links with a bearing on the changing demographic of European nations.

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan think tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. They do not take policy positions.

Pew Research Centre made a forecast on the growth of the Muslim population in Europe that you can find in the link.

According to the calculations of the Pew Research Centre, Germany had in 2016 ca 6% documented Muslims and Sweden 8%. With a high migration scenario in the future, that so far in 2023 has proven correct, Germany´s population will consist of ca 20% Muslims and Sweden of ca 30% Muslims in 2050.

Gallup, Inc. is an American analytics and advisory company based in Washington, D.C. Founded by George Gallup in 1935, the company became known for its public opinion polls conducted worldwide.

The 2021 Gallup poll concerns only adults, with a desire to emigrate and it can be found via the link below.

Based on the 2018 Gallup Poll, a modest estimate is that 70 million adult individuals from Sub-Saharan Africa would migrate to Europe if they could. This number does not include any children that might accompany the adults. In addition, the overall number of 70 million individuals, desiring to move to Europe does not include individuals from North Africa or the rest of the world. Hence, the total number of individuals that desire to move to Europe today from non-European nations is with all certainty considerably higher.

As a comparison to the more than 70 million individuals that possessed the desire in 2018 to migrate to Europe, the current documented population of: Germany is 83 million; France 65 million; Italy 60 million; and Spain 46 million.

The Ichikowitz Family Foundation has published its African Youth Survey for 2022.

The Johannesburg-based, Ichikowitz Family Foundation was founded 2010 upon the belief that Africa’s potential can be unlocked through education, the respect for human rights, a better understanding of Africa’s dynamic history and the conservation of its rich biodiversity.

Follow the link below to study the survey.

The survey encompassed African youth between the ages of 18-24, 50:50 male to female; concerning migration a few interesting trends emerged.

  • “Emigration is top of mind for many African youth, and more than half (52%) say they are likely to at least consider moving to another country in the next three years.”
  • The number of people aged 15 to 24 comprise of approximately 175 million individuals.
  • Hence, ca 85 million individuals aged 18 to 24 would like to emigrate in 2022. This can be inter-African, as well as global migration. See page 90 and onwards in the 2022 Youth Study for more facts.

The Arab youth survey is performed and published by ASDA’A. ASDA’A is a public relations firm based in Dubai. “It was founded in 2000 as an independent agency by Sunil John and is today the leading PR consultancy in Middle East and North Africa.”

Follow the link to study the survey.

Some fascinating findings includes:

  • More young Arabs consider emigration, with nearly half (45%) saying they are either actively trying to emigrate or have considered emigrating – up from 42% in 2020 and 33% in 2021. Canada (22%), Germany (19%) and the US (17%) are the three most popular destinations.
  • A clear majority in the GCC, North Africa and the Levant (64%) say democracy in the region will never work…”
  • Young Arab men and women in the Middle East & North Africa” …, “…82 percent saying that promoting stability is more important than promoting democracy.”
  • Most youth in all three regions also agree that preserving the region’s religious and cultural identity is more important than creating a more globalized society (65% say this overall). And 70% of youth in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and 60% in the North Africa say that Sharia law should be the basis of their legal systems…”

The World Values Survey (WVS) is an international research program devoted to the scientific and academic study of social, political, economic, religious and cultural values of people in the world. The project’s goal is to assess which impact values stability or change over time has on the social, political and economic development of countries and societies. The project grew out of the European Values Study and was started in 1981 by its Founder and first President (1981-2013) Professor Ronald Inglehart from the University of Michigan (USA) and his team, and since then has been operating in more than 120 world societies.”

For more information please follow the link below.

In terms of how close or distant, different cultures are in comparison to each other the World Values Survey offers some guidance. A major issue of fundamental importance overlooked by many in the European debate on migration is cultural compatibility and more importantly, cultural in-compatibility.

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