In December 2019, for the purpose of its own research projects, the agency for public relations and marketing ”PRIME Communications” conducted a survey on the views of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina on leaving the country.
A total of 1600 respondents participated in the survey, and the technique used was an oral interview, based on a pre-prepared questionnaire. The population represented by the survey was defined as the general population of Bosnia and Herzegovina over the age of 18. A multi-stage stratified random sampling was applied (possible error + – 3%).
Most citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (60.5%) had a close family member or close friend going abroad in the last three years. One in three respondents (30.0%) did not have this experience.
The results of the survey show that 48.9% of BiH population does not plan to leave the country, while 17.6% of them did not answer or said they did not know. In the next year, the country plans to leave 12.3% of its population, in the next two years 7.5% of the population, three years 7.0% of the population, while in the next five years 6.7% of the population will do so.
Altogether, in the next five years, every third inhabitant plans to leave BiH (33.5%).