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
Beyond the obvious potential for controversy, this variable is different than any of the others included in all three polls (some earlier polls provided greater detail). Political ideology is something determined by the individual, unlike race, gender, income and so forth. It is … [Read more...] about Political Ideology and Planning Relocation
This is one graph that speaks for itself, very simply and very clearly. The shift from self-identified non-investors to investors could not be clearer. In one sense, it is not especially surprising during this time of financial crisis in the US. It might be expected that … [Read more...] about Investor Status
In another post, I discuss those planning to relocate to another nation by age group. In this post, we will look at those who chose two other answers to the question, “Are you planning to relocate to another nation for more than two years for reasons other than the requirements … [Read more...] about Those “Interested” in Relocation by Age Group
The numbers above represent those giving the most positive relocation answer that, yes, they were planning to relocate. Of the four groups shown above, the “married” category is the largest and the “civil union” category is by far the smallest. The other two are large, but are … [Read more...] about Marital Status and Relocation
These are the people in our surveys who answered the question, “Are you planning to relocate to another nation for more than two years for reasons other than the requirements of the military, the government, or your job?” by responding, “Yes, I plan to relocate outside the … [Read more...] about Planning to Relocate – Total Sample