Is the United States Segregating on Political Lines?

Are political preferences truly behind the census data showing migration away from places dominated by Democrats? Where is that heading?

According to a survey carried out by Trafalgar Group in the final months of 2022, the United States is apparently segregating on a political basis at a faster rate than expected. 

The national poll put forward the following question to likely voters:  “Have you moved in the last 3 years, or plan to move in the next year, to a region that aligns more closely with your political and/or personal beliefs?”

Mark Glennon and John Klingner noted that over 4% of Republican and independent voters said they had already moved, in the last three years, to a part of the country that aligns more with their political beliefs.

Interestingly, over 10% of Republican voters and over 9% of Independent voters indicated that they have plans of moving in the next year to a region that aligns more with their political values. Even more curious was how Democrats were the least likely to plan on moving to a region that is more aligned with their values, at 2.1%.

According to Census Bureau projections of interstate migration, the bureau estimated sharp population declines for California, Illinois, New York and other blue states. By contrast, as BLP previously reported, Florida and Texas witnessed their populations increase significantly in this period. It’s becoming clear that blue states are inhospitable for conservatives and any other individuals who hold right-wing values. While using rural counties and other smaller units to nullify anti-freedom legislation at the state level is an option, for other people, leaving the state altogether for a more freedom-oriented red state is a much better option. 

This trend will continue to accelerate as the country’s polarization grows stronger and political fanaticism becomes the order of the day. 

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