According to a poll conducted by Gallup, 46% of Syrians say they would leave their home country if they could, but most would not just to resettle in the United States, preferring Europe or the Middle East.
The survey, released Monday, was taken at the beginning of 2015 with just over 1,000 people participating. The results showed that nearly half wanted to leave, and 43% said they would likely do so over the next 12 months.
Thirty-percent said they would like to stay in Syria. But for those who want out, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia were the preferred destinations. North America was last:
Gallup states that these numbers for Syrians are different than those for other "potential migrants worldwide" who since 2007, have expressed the U.S. and Canada to be "the most desired region."
Canada has promised refuge for 25,000 Syrians by the end of February, as Reuters reports. President Obama wants 10,000 over the next year. As noted in another Gallup poll, 60% of Americans oppose the president.