February 17, 2009

Where’s Home?

38%

Among adults who have lived in multiple communities, four-in-ten say home is not where they currently live.

Of those Americans who have lived in more than one place, 38% say that they do not consider their current community to be home. Americans who have lived in multiple communities have a wide range of definitions of what “home” means. About a quarter say it’s the place they were born or raised, while about one-in-five say it’s where they live now and another one-in-five say it’s where they have lived the longest. Also, some 15% say it’s where their family is from. Just 4% say it’s where they went to high school. However, for a lot of U.S.-born adults — nearly four-in-ten — there is no reason to be conflicted about where home is: They never moved from the communities where they were born. Read More