What Americans Say Would Make Them Move

According to a new survey by Harris Poll of more than 2,200 U.S. adults, these are the top moving motivations for survey respondents:

  • 52% said they’d consider moving to another state to live in for a better climate or better weather.
  • 41% said they’d consider moving for a job opportunity.
  • 35% said they’d factor in proximity to family.
  • 25% said they’d consider a move for health reasons
  • 18% said they’d move to be closer to friends.
  • 16% said they’d relocate to be closer to a significant other.
  • 14% said they’d move for greater educational opportunities.
  • 13% wanted to live in an area with a more accepting lifestyle.
  • 11% said they wanted to move to a place with political views that are more accepting.

Source: “Moving Motivations: What Would Make Americans Consider Uprooting?” RISMedia (Jan. 7, 2016)