Young Americans say they would go abroad for a better life, with welfare programs, new cultural experiences and less gun violence. But in some parts of the United States, Gen Zers are more seriously considering becoming expats than others.
This is according to Preply, a language learning platform, which surveyed 3,000 Americans aged 18 to 26 in October. Generation Z Americans were asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 5 the extent to which they believe their future lies outside the United States, with the average respondent giving themselves a rating of 3.10.
But in Portland, Oregon; Memphis, Tenn.; and Kansas City, Missouri; Gen Zers rated themselves 4 or higher in terms of seeing a serious future for themselves abroad.
Here are the cities where young Americans are most interested in starting a new life abroad:
- Portland, Oregon
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Sacramento, California
- Orlando Florida
- Riverside, California
On the other hand, young people in Nashville, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City are among the least likely to be interested in living abroad.
Many young Americans say they would live a better life abroad, and their desire to do so only grows as they get older. As for where they would like to go, young adults are most likely to say they would like to start a better life in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore.
Those considering moving abroad are also very serious: 34% say they would live outside the United States indefinitely and 66% would start a family abroad.
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