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Redfin Survey: 30% of Americans Want to Live Somewhere Else Due to Protests

SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ:RDFN) — Just under a third (30%) of Americans 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, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The report features survey results from an October Redfin survey of more than 3,000 U.S. residents.

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 Daryl Fairweather. “For some families, the protests, curfews and looting that have taken place in 2020 may have played a role in the decision to leave big-city life behind, but remote work and record-low mortgage rates were likely the driving factors.”

In the late spring of 2020, mass protests broke out in cities across America after a white Minneapolis police …

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