April 9, 2009

I Want To Go Where It’s Warm

57%

Americans prefer a hotter place to live over one with a colder climate by nearly a two-to-one margin.

Most like it hot: Fully 57% of the public prefer a hotter climate while 29% would rather live in a colder one. Men or women, rich or poor, college grad or high school dropout, similarly-sized majorities favor living in a place that is hotter over one that is colder. Though blacks (69%) and Hispanics (62%) are significantly more likely than whites to prefer to live in a hotter place, a majority of whites still choose a warmer community (54%). This doesn’t mean that Americans don’t like colder cities. Often-snow-covered Denver and less-than-balmy Seattle are high on warm-weather supporters list of favorite cities. Read More