Russia’s population is the world’s ninth-largest. At 143 million, Russia has about 13% more people than 10th-ranked Japan. We wonder: On which of the following categories does Russia rank first worldwide?
A. Cigarette consumption
B. Defense spending
E. Natural gas reserves
F. Land area
The United States has long drawn immigrants from Latin America. This is often due to the lack of economic opportunity in their home countries. We wonder: Which of the following Central or South American countries has the lowest median income?
The UK’s Brexit referendum was in large part driven by voters’ fears of having “too many” foreigners in their country. In addition, there were worries about the changing ethnic composition of the UK. We wonder: What is the total expected population share of both first-generation immigrants and their children in the UK by around 2060?
A. About one-tenth
C. Nearly one-third
D. More than half of the population
Immigration has returned once again as a hot-button issue around the world. We wonder: In absolute numbers, which country is home to more foreign-born residents than any other?
C. Saudi Arabia
D. United States
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. On May 7, 1843, the first Japanese immigrants to the United States arrived, beginning a wave of Asian migration. Over 170 years later, Asian-Americans account for about 6.1% of the U.S. population (19.4 million people). We wonder: Which of the following statements about Asian-Americans are true?
A. Asian-Americans are better educated than the overall U.S. population.
B. They have a higher median income than the average U.S. household.
C. They hold relatively limited political power.
D. Asian-Americans include a diverse array of heritages.
Immigration and the rights of citizenship remain hot topics of debate in the United States and also the world beyond. We wonder: Excluding newborns, in which year were the most people granted U.S. citizenship?
Back in 1900, international migrants — people living in a country other than the one they were born in — accounted for approximately 3% of the world’s population. What is the percentage today?
The attacks in Paris at the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have highlighted Europe’s troubled relationship with Islam and with its growing immigrant population. While this is a challenge faced by many countries, the unrest is especially acute in France. We wonder: Which of the following statements are true?
A. France has the largest immigrant population in Western Europe.
B. France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe.
C. Most of France’s immigrants come from Africa.
D. More French have traveled to fight in Syria than from any other Western nation.