In the wake of the US Supreme court’s repeal of Roe v Wade on June 24th the website ‘Where Can I Live’ saw a jump in traffic from the USA of 193%. And, this jump was not unexpected given a 57% increase in US traffic after the draft decision was leaked on May 3rd.
Those looking to move abroad came from all states, both blue and red. However, the biggest change was in the gender of those interested in moving to another country – the percentage of women visiting the site jumped from 39% of visitors to 47% – an increase of 8%. Also significant are the ages of visitors. And though all age groups increased the biggest jump was in those aged 25 – 24 years old up 225% vs just 61% for those over 65 years.
Over the years the website has seen significant jumps from countries where major social and pollical change occurs. There have been spikes in US traffic for some recent events:
64% Increase – The election of President Biden
26% Increase – The mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas
However, the only jump in traffic that comes close to the impact of the Roe v Wade reversal was traffic from the United Kingdom in the wake of the BREXIT vote which saw a jump of 114%.
Which countries were people interested in moving to? All popular US Expat destinations featured, with Canada and Mexico at the top of many people’s lists. Future south Argentina, Panama, Costa Rica, and Uruguay also drew lots of interest. Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, and Ireland were the top choices for US citizens looking to move to Europe.
There was also significant interest in general education articles including:
The easiest countries to get citizenship
The Best Countries in the World to Live in 2022
The Easiest Countries to Move to in 2022