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Table 5 Desired destinations of those wanting to emigrate, by country and irregularity willingness

From: Re-thinking the drivers of regular and irregular migration: evidence from the MENA region

  Algeria Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya
Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular
Algeria 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0.2 0 0.2 0
Bahrain 2 0 6.7 8.2 0 0 3.2 4.1 0 0 1.7 1.2 0.5 0
Canada 29.5 31 6.7 6.8 2.8 5.7 2.8 27.9 16.8 23.1 25.7 22.9 13.7 9.4
CEECs 10.6 16.1 1.1 1.8 2.8 3.9 2.8 4.5 3.7 16.8 8.5 5.6 3.9 5.4
Egypt 0.4 0.4 0 0 3.2 2 3.2 2.9 5.8 0 0.2 0 6.6 7.5
France 39.1 29.8 5.9 5.5 2 4.5 2 2.9 2.8 0 14.5 7 4 4.3
Germany 17 29.7 4 5.7 14.2 21.5 14.2 5.6 4.8 11 11.9 22.2 7.9 8.7
Italy 15.2 19.8 6.8 11.9 0.8 3.9 0.8 4 6.2 0 4.3 1.6 11 30
Jordan 0.2 0 6.2 7.1 1.4 1 1.4 0 1.7 0 0.6 0 1.3 0
Kuwait 1.5 0.2 22.9 20.4 0.7 1.5 0.7 5.4 0 0 2.1 3.4 0.2 0
Lebanon 1.4 0 1.6 0.7 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.9 0.7 0 0 0 0.7 0.5
Morocco 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0 1.5 0 0.4 0 0.4 2.1
Oman 1 0.5 3.2 2.7 0.6 0.3 0.6 1.2 0 0 1.1 1.6 1.1 0
Other Western Europe 5.3 4.2 0.6 0 5.4 11.1 5.4 2.1 1.7 23.1 4.7 5.7 2.1 0.9
Qatar 8.8 6.9 6.6 10.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 10.7 6 0 2.9 1.2 0 0
Saudi Arabia 1.6 0.8 19.8 10.3 1.2 0.4 1.2 9.8 0 11.4 4.1 4.5 3.5 2
Spain 17.1 19.9 0.7 1.2 2.1 1.8 2.1 1.7 0 0 1.7 0 0.2 4.9
Sub Saharan Africa 8.6 13.8 1.6 0 0 0 1.8 1.2 7.5 17.4 2.2 0 8 3.8
Tunisia 0.3 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.6 0 0 0 0 3.1 3
Turkey 4.8 5.3 5.7 5.6 37.1 18.9 37.1 10.2 15.3 36.1 1.7 1.2 6.6 4.8
UAE 4.2 5.4 28.1 20 5.1 5.2 5.1 13.3 7.3 0 3.2 0 3.3 7.1
UK 5.2 10.1 1.1 0.9 1.1 7.5 1.1 3.3 5.9 0 6 4.7 3 6.5
US 10.4 14.9 11.1 8.1 6.3 6.7 6.3 26.1 19.5 0 15.7 14.7 7.1 4
Other 2.2 2.5 1.1 0.4 15.7 12.9 15.6 11.9 8.5 13.1 11.6 5.9 10.8 3
Don't know 0.1 0 2.4 4.1 2.6 0.5 2.6 4.1 0.9 0 8 14.8 6.5 6.5
  Morocco Palestine Sudan Tunisia Yemen Total
Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular Regular Irregular
Algeria 0.1 0 3.8 4.5 0.2 1 1.3 3.3 0.8 0 0.7 0.9
Bahrain 1.9 0.6 0.5 1 3.7 1.7 0 0 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.5
Canada 23.8 17.8 15 5.5 7.4 10.5 13.5 4.9 3.2 3.9 15.8 13
CEECs 2.9 3.6 3.9 11 0.3 1.5 5.7 7.3 0.1 0 4.1 5.5
Egypt 0 0 3 3.2 2.8 1.4 0.2 0.6 5.7 4.4 1.8 1.7
France 30.3 29.4 0.9 3.6 6.1 17.2 26.5 30.6 1.2 0.8 11.7 15.4
Germany 17.2 30 8 8.1 3.2 6 11.4 8.7 4.8 3.1 9.8 14.7
Italy 15.9 36.4 0.6 4.2 2.1 5 8 17.8 0.3 1.5 5.8 13.8
Jordan 0 0 4.3 2.6 0.7 1.5 0 0 3.4 2.8 1.4 1.2
Kuwait 7 1.7 1.1 2.5 13.4 5.5 1.1 0 2.9 3.5 5.5 3.5
Lebanon 0.4 0 2 0.1 1 1 0.8 0 0.4 0.8 0.9 0.4
Morocco 0 0 0 0.2 0.9 0.6 0.3 0 1.2 0 0.5 0.4
Oman 0.6 0.2 0.3 0 1.7 1.8 0.4 0.6 5.4 4 1.4 1.1
Other Western Europe 0.9 1 2.7 4.8 0.3 0.7 2.5 2.9 1.6 0.9 2.6 3.2
Qatar 5.9 2.6 4.8 5.9 21.1 15.2 3.6 0.4 5.5 4.7 6.8 5.6
Saudi Arabia 1.7 2 1.9 2.8 21.1 16.3 2.8 0.2 24.6 40.5 8 7.7
Spain 13.2 37.7 0.2 0.4 0.9 3.5 1.4 1.7 0.3 0 3.6 9.2
Sub Saharan Africa 4.4 6.2 0.9 0.6 5 6.3 2.8 0.9 0 0 3.1 3.8
Tunisia 0 0 1.9 0 0.7 2.7 0 0 0 0 0.4 0.6
Turkey 9.7 3.1 20.2 24.3 6.1 4 1.9 0.4 15.7 11.9 12.5 8.2
UAE 7.5 1.7 5.2 3.3 13.9 7 0.9 0.6 8.2 3.5 9.7 5.6
UK 1.3 1.6 1.7 2.8 1.1 1.9 5.5 6 1 0.4 2.7 4.1
US 8.3 4.4 10.8 5.6 14.8 15.5 1.6 3 8.1 7.8 12 9.6
Other 6.1 4.1 4 1.5 2.7 3.5 14.6 16.9 3.1 1.6 7.5 6.5
Don't know 2 1.8 3 2 0 0.2 13.9 11.9 0 1.4 3.8 3.3
  1. Weighted Arab Barometer V, respondents allowed more than one answer. “Which country are you thinking of emigrating to?”