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