Denver is the place most Americans want to be
Most Americans would like to live someplace else, and, for most of them, that someplace else is the Mile High City, Denver, according to a poll released last month by the Washington-based Pew Research Center. The survey found that 46 percent of respondents, particularly those living in cities, would prefer to live in a different type of community.
When asked in which of 30 major cities they would prefer to live, 43 percent said Denver. Detroit received the lowest percentage of would-be residents, 8 percent. The survey also found that most city residents would prefer to live in suburbs, small towns or rural areas, and four-in-10 residents of smaller communities would also like to live elsewhere. A number of demographic and ideological differences affected the respondents’ preferences in communities. For example, young urbanites prefer cities, while most middle-aged urbanites said they would prefer to live elsewhere.
Despite the desire to move, however, eight-in-10 respondents rated their current communities as excellent, very good or good. View the survey on Pew Research’s Social & Democraphic Trends Web site.