Preferred regions to migrate to for Syrian refugees in 2015

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in January 2015 in Syria among Syrians who desired to migrate to another country. The respondents were asked about their preferred country to move to; the results were then grouped together as regions. During the survey, 35 percent of respondents stated that if they moved, they'd go to countries in the Middle East or Africa.

Syrians: If you would like to move somewhere else, which region would you move to?

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Release date

November 2015



Survey time period

January 2015

Number of respondents

1,002 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Syrians who desire to migrate permanently to another country

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source poses the original question as follows: " If you would like to move to a new country, which country would you move to?" The souce adds that the countries have then been "grouped by region because of small sample sizes." Therefore, this statistic only shows preferred regions, and the wording has been adjusted slightly to facilitate understanding.

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