What are the differences between Americans who are interested in or planning to relocate and their peers who are not interested? Are there any personality characteristics that separate the two groups? In April of 2006, we conducted a special survey of nearly 8,000 adult … [Read more...] about Are Relocators Different from Non-Relocators?
Our surveys purposefully do not include “tourists”, even those traveling for a year or two, or anyone relocating because of their employment, either for the private sector or for a government agency, military or civilian. We want to focus on those voluntarily choosing to relocate … [Read more...] about The “Retiree Myth”
Some people have one of two misconceptions of the type of people who relocate. One I call the “Retiree Myth”, that the majority of American relocators are retirees looking for a warmer climate. Although that is the case for some, elsewhere at this site it is made clear that they … [Read more...] about The Middle Class in Motion
In today’s highly polarized, sometimes poisonous, social, economic, and political atmosphere in the US, there is a clear tendency to see anything and everything new as either a huge step forward or a looming disaster, more often than not the latter. It is no different with trends … [Read more...] about Relocation – Good, Bad, or Indifferent?
Throughout our surveys, the difference by gender in those planning relocation has been minimal. I have simply assumed that this reflected the majority of those relocating were not single, but were households of two or more where both genders were represented. In 2011, a major … [Read more...] about Gender and Relocation