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Integration and the voting behavior of Germans with and without a migrant background and foreigners living in Germany
Roughly one in five people living in Germany has a migrant background. According to the Federal Statistical Office, the population of Germany included around 16.3 million people with a migrant background in 2014, representing 20.3 percent of the population. This comprised 9.2 million Germans with a migrant background and around 7.1 million foreigners. Several studies have looked at immigrants in general or by country of origin, but did not distinguish between migrants and foreigners.