Pew Poll: Almost half of Americans want to live somewhere else

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Living in Las Vegas appeals more to men than women. Affluent adults are twice as likely as poorer folks to want to live in Boston. Young people like big cities such as New York and Los Angeles. More Americans would rather live in a place with more McDonald's than one with more Starbucks.

Those are some of the findings of a Pew Research Center survey out today on where Americans would most like to live. Whether they favor cities, suburbs or the countryside, almost half wish they lived somewhere else, the report found. City dwellers are more likely to dream of living somewhere else, and men in rural areas are far happier living there than women.

"There are some more fundamental differences between men and women," says Rich Morin, senior editor of the Pew Research Center survey. "Different cities seem to appeal to different partisan ideological groups. … People who are drawn to cities are typically younger people."

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Posted January 29, 2009 at 6:38 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. DonGander wrote:

“There are some more fundamental differences between men and women,”

I have some textbooks that seem to need to be updated…...

Don

January 29, 9:32 am | [comment link]
2. AnglicanFirst wrote:

Don (#1) said “I have some textbooks that seem to need to be updated….”

Don,

Maybe its the “updated” textbooks need to have their revisions of the past 50 years reviewed and corrected for error and ideological bias.

January 29, 9:50 am | [comment link]
3. William Witt wrote:

I am not at all surprised that more wealthy people would rather live in Boston.  Having lived there for ten years, I think it can be said honestly that a very wealthy person can live a quite comfortable average middle class life style in Boston.  He or she might even be able to rent a one or two bedroom apartment.

January 29, 10:15 am | [comment link]
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