Fifty-three percent (53%) of American voters live near where they grew up. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that total includes 32% who have always lived in the same area and 21% who moved away but came back.
Not surprisingly, younger voters are more likely to live near where they grew up. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of those under 35 do so compared to only 37% of senior citizens.
People in the Northeast (66%) and Midwest (60%) are more likely to live near where they grew up than those living in the South (47%) and West (48%). Urban voters (61%) are more likely than rural (55%) or suburban voters (48%) to live near where they grew up (see crosstab results).
Six percent (6%) of all voters don’t live near their childhood home but expect to move back some day. Forty-one (41%) have moved away and don’t expect to go back.
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The national survey of 5,003 Registered Voters was conducted December 23-28, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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