According to a national survey conducted by Harris Poll, one-third of Americans are considering moving to a far less populated area due to COVID-19. Inner-city residents are fearing that the pandemic could continue on and could cause more devastation with those that reside in closer quarters to one another.
The Harris Survey poll was conducted from March 14th through April 27th and AXIOS is reporting that:
- 18- to-34-year-olds were more likely than other age groups to say they’re considering a move.
- Urban residents (43%) were more likely than suburban (26%) and rural (21%) residents to report having recently browsed real estate websites for homes or apartments to rent or buy, per the survey.
- Alarm over coronavirus is high in rural areas, too — 77% of rural residents reported they are very or somewhat concerned about themselves or a loved one being exposed to COVID-19.