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Canada Ranked 4th Fastest Immigrant Country World Wide

Canada Ranked 4th Fastest Immigrant Country World Wide. A recent study by Gallup now puts Canada on number four of its list for most-accepting immigrant countries. Iceland is first on the list, while New Zealand and Rwanda ranked second and third respectively. Out of the list of 140 most-accepting immigrant countries, Canada got a point of 8.14 out of 9 for the same.

The study included the opinion of about 2000 Canadians who were 15 years and above when the survey took place in 2017 from August 10 up to November 29.

This survey conducted by Gallup was directed towards weighing a country’s acceptance of its immigrant population. In order to find out a country’s “increasing degrees of proximity” in connection to its immigrants, Gallup did table three questions to ask the citizens. These questions selected the positive and negative feedback of citizens as regards their opinions on immigrants becoming their neighbours or being related by marriage.

Immigration-Acceptance Rating: Canada versus the United States

The survey of Gallup scored the United States of America 7.86 point for most-accepting immigrant countries. Apparently, US President Donald Trump’s new immigration policies also played a very important function in raising Canada to the top charts of this study, as a really large number of people claimed asylum in Canada after US pressure.

Primarily, the index record of immigrant-accepting nations rated by Gallup sheds light on Canadians overall positive behaviour towards migrants. Meanwhile, some researchers in this survey also said that this general acceptance “largely follows political fault lines”. The report throws light on the past record of Canada and US as highly immigrant-accepting countries where at present, one between these two nations have been moving towards separate itself from it. The Donald Trump government has taken a backward opinion of immigrants as it sees immigration as a threat to security in the country. While the Liberal government of Canada continues to have positive friendly support of immigrants and is even taking steps towards increasing it in the nearing future.

Factors Prompting The Immigration-Accepting Countries’ Survey

The following are the obvious influencing features of the Immigration-Accepting Nation’s survey:

  • Religion: Respondents from Canada and US, who considered religion as an important factor in their lives scored less on the index of immigrant-accepting countries in contrast to those who did not give much relevance to religion in their day to day lives. For example, US citizens who considered themselves as religious and supported Trump scored 6.97 in the study. Meanwhile, citizens who identified themselves as non-religious and are not  in support of Trump’s side got a higher score of 8.61.
  • Education: Another feature which prompted Gallup’s index in both Canada and the US was education. The study reflected that the acceptance levels of educated residents for the immigrant population was much higher in contrast to those who were uneducated.
  • Age: Age of respondents too played a crucial role in determining the acceptable level of citizens for its immigrant population, as the young citizens opened their doors to become more accepting to migrants in both Canada and the US.

Apart from these, the general standard of living and income levels of citizens also influenced the immigration-accepting countries’ study taken up by Gallup.