Poll: Syrian refugees choose living in Jordan over Canada


Published: 2018-12-16 16:04

Last Updated: 2024-02-23 20:15

Via Sputnik International
Via Sputnik International

A recent poll by the Nimaa Center for Strategic Consulting has found that the majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan prefer the Kingdom to Canada.

The poll’s findings have found that just 14% of the Syrian refugees in Jordan are adamant to return back to Syria, while 33% said that they never intend to go back home, with 35% citing security reasons as the reason.

Meanwhile, 56% of those polled said that Jordan is the best country of choice for them to live in, in comparison with Canada, which got 19% of the votes.

This certainly has something to do with 78% of the Syrian refugees polled saying that Jordan treats the best out of anywhere else.

As for what else makes them want to stay in Jordan, 67% of the Syrian refugee participants said that they feel very welcomed in the Kingdom, while 92% said that they like the fact that Jordan’s culture and traditions are similar to theirs.

Meanwhile, 86.5% of the Jordanians polled said that they would prefer it if Syrian refugees in Jordan returned home.

When it came to making a living, 48.5% of the Syrian refugees interviewed said that their main source of income comes from the UNHCR, 27.2% said that they have legal jobs, while 16.2% said that they work illegally in the Kingdom.

An official source said on Friday December 14, 2018 that the number of registered Syrian refugees who have returned to their country since the reopening of Jaber border crossing in October until Thursday evening was 5,703 refugees.

The source said in a press statement that during this period 28,774 Syrian citizens who do not have refugee status have returned to Syria, while the number of Syrians who entered Jordan was 14,741 people.