Most Americans like where they live — more than eight-in-ten rate their current communities as excellent, very good or good — but that doesn’t mean that many aren’t ready for a change of pace. About half of the public (46%) say they would rather live in a different type of community than the one they live in now. Americans who have moved at least once and those who have spent their entire lives in the same place are equally content with their current community. Those living in the city are the most likely to be up for a change, with the exception of young people — a majority of urbanites under age 30 say the city is the perfect place for them. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.