A chaque a son gout. Different people like different things. Many a muslim wants to live their religion in a very conservative, sharia-ruled country - Saudi Arabia. Each country has its own laws, history, culture, social, etc. environment & mores. For most people, they are happiest surrounded by family & friends & familiarity. Which is why so many immigrants end up in enclaves reproducing just what they thought they wanted to leave!
The "average" person is generally wound up in family matters, dealing with their job, trying to keep their home clean & food on the table. In short, it does not matter all that much in most people's daily lives where they are because they are all doing just the same thing - go to work, clean the house, change diapers, and all the routine rigmarole of day-to-day getting by.