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Many Californians Considering Moving Due To Housing Costs

California housing costs are driving more than half of registered voters to consider moving and a quarter of them to look at leaving the state, according to a new U.C. Berkeley poll.

The Berkeley IGS poll found 56 percent of registered voters say they‘ve considered moving because of rising housing costs. That includes 60 percent of southern California respondents – though just 50 percent of residents in the Bay Area.

Young people are particularly likely to consider moving – including nearly 70 percent of Californians in their 30s and 65 percent of respondents in their 40s and from ages 18-to-29.

The poll also found majority support for a multi-billion dollar housing bond. Late last week, state lawmakers voted to place a $4 billion bond on the November 2018 ballot.

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Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio 

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