As the 2016 election approached, the idea that Donald Trump might possibly be the next president of the United States led many people to say they would move out of the country if he was elected. Americans on the other side of the political spectrum said they’d move if Hilary Clinton was elected as well.

But Trump prevailed, and as he nears his 100th day in office, it seems that many of those people that said they’d leave the country may have had second thoughts, according to the results of a recently conducted survey by SpareFoot.

Whether they have warmed up to President Trump, or just realized becoming an expat is harder than it sounds, fewer people now say they are considering a move abroad to avoid the Trump administration.

Here is a snapshot of the results:

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Survey Results

An April 2016 survey by SpareFoot found that 41% of Americans said they would seriously consider moving to another country if Donald Trump won the presidential election

A new SpareFoot survey recently found that only 31% of Americans have considered moving to another country specifically because of the presidential election outcome. It seems about half of those people that considered moving, decided to tough it out: only 14% say they are currently thinking about doing so.

Since the election, men and women both considered moving abroad in near equal measures at 32% and 31%. And there was no difference between college and non-college educated Americans: 31% of both groups considered fleeing the country after the election.

Millennials were more likely than other generations to have considered a move abroad, with nearly half, 48%, saying they thought about it after the election. Hispanics and non-whites were also more likely to have considered a move abroad than non-hispanics and whites, at a rate of 51% and 49%, respectively.


SpareFoot 2016 Storage & Moving Survey conducted by Wakefield Research.

SpareFoot 2017 Moving Survey conducted by Wakefield Research.

Alexander Harris