In a revealing poll conducted by Monmouth University, it was discovered that the number of adult U.S. citizens interested in living in another country has tripled.

According to the latest national Monmouth University Poll released on Wednesday, there has been a significant surge in the desire to relocate among adults in the U.S.

According to the latest national Monmouth University Poll released on Tuesday, March 26, there has been a significant surge in the desire to relocate among adults in the U.S.

Reflecting on this trend, Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray noted, “After holding pretty steady over 50 years following World War II, there was a huge jump in the number of Americans who want to leave the country sometime in the last three decades.

The exact timing of this shift remains uncertain due to a gap in polling on this question. However, I would venture to say that the heightened partisan tensions of recent years have likely contributed significantly to the increased desire to emigrate.

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Furthermore, the American dream has become increasingly unattainable. The income housing gap has expanded to be six times higher than the median income in our country. In the 1980s and even the 1990s, buying and flipping properties was remarkably straightforward. During that time, there were various unconventional programs and educational institutions teaching individuals how to purchase homes with no money down.

One observation I have made is that expatriates tend to attract other expatriates. As more expats relocate to other countries, they share their experiences with friends, who in turn visit and witness the lifestyle attainable at a fraction of the cost. Typically, starting a business abroad is considerably less expensive, particularly in terms of labor costs.

As highlighted in the Monmouth report, across 11 national Gallup polls conducted from 1948 to 1995, respondents expressing a desire to leave the U.S. reached a peak of 13% in 1972.

The Monmouth University Poll took place from February 8 to February 12, 2024. It employed a probability-based random sample of 902 adults across the nation, utilizing landline phones, cellphones, and text invitations.

According to the poll report, results from this sample can be considered accurate with 95% confidence, with a maximum margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points, adjusted for sample design effects (1.56).

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