Survey: Number of potential migrants worldwide tops 700 million

After cooling off in the wake of the Great Recession, worldwide, people’s desire to migrate permanently to another country showed signs of rebounding between 2013 and 2016. Gallup found 14% of the world’s adults — which translates to nearly 710 million people — saying they would like to move to another country if they had the opportunity. This is up from 13% — or about 630 million adults — between 2010 and 2012.