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Migration in Europe: A Record Breaking Shift


Stats on the people seeking refuge in Europe

A record 1.3 million migrants applied for asylum in the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland in 2015. That breaks 2014’s record of 600,000 and is considerably higher than any annual flow of people since 1985. Germany has been the top destination for asylum applicants 20 times since 1985.

The charts below detail their origins and demographics.

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Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.


States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.

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