New poll shows that 35% of Americans, and over 50% of millennials, would leave the U.S.

A little over a hundred years ago, the dream for millions of immigrants was to leave their own war-torn, impoverished, or brutalized country and travel to America in the hopes of becoming a citizen in a new and freer land.  But as the once righteous and lawful nation that was America turned into an oligarchy for the rich and elite, the tables have turned and a growing number of Americans are like the immigrants of old, and would love to emigrate to somewhere else if they had the opportunity.

A recent online poll of more than 2,000 adults by TransferWise, a peer-to-peer money transfer service based in the United Kingdom, revealed that 35 percent of American-born residents and emigrants would consider leaving the United States to live in another country.

This percentage greatly increases for those age 18 to 34. More than half of millennials, a whopping 55 percent, said that they would consider leaving the U.S. for foreign shores. Among them, 43 percent of men and 38 percent of women noted that a higher salary would be a factor in their relocation decision. – CNBC

Yet relocation outside of the U.S. is not simply a pipe dream for some.  Since the beginning of the year, more than 3400 Americans have given up their citizenship, which is already greater than last year’s record of just under 3000.

Many factors are behind the desire of some to leave the U.S., with the two primary ones being wages, and the growing decline in religious and personal freedoms.  And it is extraordinarily ironic to note that as a whole, former Communist countries like China and Russia are becoming more capitalistic since the start of the millennium, and the former capitalist society of America has become fascist and socialistic.

With the Supreme Court ruling in recent days that all states must mandatorily marry gay and lesbian couples, and California passing a law forcing all children to receive unsafe vaccinations against the will of the parents, the foundations that once protected people’s choices and rights in America are now long gone, and the ability to even make a decent living has expired thanks to the fiscal irresponsibility of the government, and the monetary policies of the central bank.


So it should be no surprise that many Americans no longer see their country as it was promised to them 225 years ago with the passage of the Constitution and adherence to the rule of law.  And as financiers Jim Rogers and Marc Faber have already done themselves, relocation away from the U.S. is a choice that very well could provide freedom and prosperity to those whose ancestors came to America looking for the very same thing.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for,, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.