Google Trends, which analyzes search term usage and frequency, has created a data visualization mapping international interest in migration to G7 countries—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United State—from 2004 to 2016. The visualization uses geotagged searches for the phrase “migration to [country name]” and maps the connections between that country and the top 10 countries where that search was the most common. Users can compare the trends for each G7 country as well as view how interest in migration to a particular country changes over time.
Visualizing Interest in Migration to G7 Countries
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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