Migration-Mobility Survey

Survey on living as a migrant in Switzerland

Immigration to Switzerland over the past few years has shaped Swiss population and society, and made an important contribution to Swiss economic development. To better understand these specific migration flows and the living conditions of migrants in Switzerland, the nccr – on the move is conducting the Migration-Mobility Survey. Between September and December 2016, migrants living in Switzerland are given the opportunity to participate in the survey.

A representative sample of the Swiss migrant population was selected through strictly random procedures from the sampling register of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO). The legal basis is Article 13c paragraph 2 of the Ordinance on the Organization of Federal Statistics (SR 431.012.1). In total, over 4,000 people will participate in the survey by phone or online. They will be asked about their migratory history, socio-professional profile, and family configuration, as well as their integration into and satisfaction with life in Switzerland.

It takes about 25 minutes to complete the questionnaire, which is available in 6 different languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. The survey is being carried out by LINK, a survey institute that has been mandated by the nccr – on the move.

All answers will remain strictly confidential and anonymous, and will be used exclusively by researchers for scientific purposes. They will never be analyzed or displayed individually. No link will be made between personal information and answers. We guarantee to respect the data protection and obligation to confidentiality that are assured by the Federal Statistics Act (FStatA), the Ordinance on the Organization of Federal Statistics and the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP). For more detailed information, please visit www.bfs.admin.ch.