Pandemic Prodding The Move

Pandemic Prodding The Move

This article discusses pandemic-related migration, its significance, the reasons for relocations, and destinations.

Anjali Krishnan

One in four (28%) has relocated or plans to move within the next twelve months due to the pandemic.  13 percent have already relocated, and another 15 percent plan to relocate within the next 12 months, a recent TIPP Poll shows.

Moving appears to be a critical strategy for adjusting to the pandemic-induced 'new normal' among Americans.

Though fear of infection was the primary motivation for relocations during the first months of the lockdown, the reasons appear to have changed over the last year.