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Table 5 Plans to return and transnational political practices

From: The economic side of social remittances: how money and ideas circulate between Paris, Dakar, and New York

Interest in the politics of the country of origin Plan to return
 All foreign-born migrants Plan to return: No (%) Yes (%) Maybe (%) Total (%)
  Very interested 9.7 16.9 18.3 15.5
  Somewhat interested 16 20.8 23 20.1
  Not too interested 32.4 31.2 32.5 31.7
  Not at all interested 41.8 30.6 26.2 32.4
  Total (N) 634,799 1,593,284 488,543 2,716,627
 Senegalese-born migrants Plan to return: No (%) Yes (%) Maybe (%) Total (%)
  Very interested 25.1 26.4 21.9 25.6
  Somewhat interested 13 19.6 31.6 20.8
  Not too interested 36.8 32.5 37.8 33.7
  Not at all interested 25.1 21.6 8.7 19.9
  Total (N) 5,526 41,814 8,660 56,001
Vote in the country of origin Plan to return
 All foreign-born migrants Plan to return: No (%) Yes (%) Maybe (%) Total (%)
  No (%) 84.8 83.6 79.7 83.2
  Yes (%) 15.2 16.4 20.3 16.8
  Total (N) 634,799 1,593,284 488,54 2,716,627
 Senegalese migrants Plan to return: No (%) Yes (%) Maybe (%) Total (%)
  No (%) 85.6 75.5 70.6 75.7
  Yes (%) 14.4 24.5 29.4 24.3
  Total (N) 5,526 41,814 8,660 56,001
  1. Source: INED, Trajectoires et Origines (2008). Weighted estimates. Sample: foreign-born migrants aged 18 to 50