A Washington Post writer explores Gallup data on foreigners wishing to move to the United States.
US is a popular destination among African and Latin American
immigrants. Not so much among Europeans anymore: the only European
nations where more than 5% of adults want to move to the United States
were Great Britain and Armenia. The decline of the U.S. as a destination
for Europeans could be due to the economic opportunities and mobility
that have opened up within the European Union. That the United States
lacks universal health care and other social benefits common in European
countries is certainly a factor too.
The country with
the highest percentage of adults who desire to come to
the United States is Liberia, no doubt due to historical connections
between the our two nations. The Liberian Republic was founded by former
slaves, and incorporated American traditions many levels. Just look at
Liberia's flag, currency, holidays, city names, police uniforms. The
list goes on!