Friday, January 11, 2019

40% of Women Under Age 30 Want to Leave U.S.

"Ideally, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move PERMANENTLY to another country, or would you prefer to continue living in this country?" Sixteen percent of Americans aged 15 or older say they would like to move to another country, larger than the share who wanted to move during the Obama (10 percent) or George W. Bush (11 percent) administrations.

Politics are a big factor in the desire to leave the United States. Among those who disapprove of Trump, 22 percent want to move. Among those who approve, only 7 percent want to get out.

There are also big differences by age and sex. The percentage who would like to move out of the U.S. is higher among women (20 percent) than men (13 percent). It is higher among adults under age 30 than older adults...

Desire to leave the U.S. by age
Aged 15 to 29: 30%
Aged 30 to 49: 19%
Aged 50-plus: 8%

Among women under age 30, fully 40 percent say they would like to leave the United States versus 20 percent of their male counterparts.

Source: Gallup, Record Numbers of Americans Want to Leave the U.S.

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