Meanwhile, nearly half (47%) of participants said that protests have had no impact on their feelings about where they live, and almost a quarter (23%) said that such events have made them like where they live more.
"Americans have been leaving major cities in droves during the pandemic, and recent unrest is just one small piece of the puzzle," said Redfin chief economist
In the late spring of 2020, mass protests broke out in cities across America after a white
"The protests impacted the market for a few weeks. I heard about a couple of buyers a month ago who realized they wanted to get out of downtown
Respondents in urban areas were more likely to say that protests have made them want to live somewhere else
When broken down by location, respondents living in urban areas were the most likely to say that protests have made them want to live somewhere else. More than a third (34%) of participants residing in urban areas indicated that protests have made them want to move away from where they currently live, or have changed where they want to move to. That compares with 26% of participants living in suburban areas.
Meanwhile, 28% of respondents living in rural areas said that protests have made them like where they live more, compared with 24% of participants living in suburban areas, and 20% of participants living in urban areas.
Trump voters were more likely than Biden voters to say that protests have made them want to live somewhere else
When broken down by which candidate respondents said they intended to vote for, Trump voters were more likely to say that protests have impacted where they want to live. Of the survey participants who indicated that they planned to vote for Trump, 39% said that protests in major cities have made them want to move away from where they currently live, or have changed where they want to move to. That compares with about a quarter (23%) of participants who indicated that they planned to vote for Biden.
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