How Singapore's #1
By Bryan Caplan
A new international Gallup survey on migration preferences finds that the U.S. is the most popular dream destination. Singapore, however, is #1 on the Potential Net Migration Index, which adjusts for population:
The Potential Net Migration Index is the estimated number of adults who
would like to move permanently out of a country subtracted from the
estimated number who would like to move into it, as a proportion of the
total adult population.
The contest isn’t even close: Singapore has a PMNI value of 260%, versus just 60% for the U.S.
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HT: Scott Sumner