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Migration to California slowed by 38% during pandemic, according to UC Berkeley study

Original post made on Dec 20, 2021

While some California residents opted to leave the state during the pandemic, far fewer people are also moving to the state from other parts of the country, according to new research from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2021 at 8:21 am

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I think California has always had an attraction for people with a migrant attitude. Since moving here myself in the 90s, people seem to have been leaving and arriving all the time. The number of edits to my personal address book are very common with those who have had a California and even Bay Area address much more than those who have put down roots in other parts of the country.

In the past week, 2 more in my circle have left the state.

Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 20, 2021 at 11:39 am

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Progressive/liberal one party rule politics is most likely the reason people don't want to move here. The state is somewhat of a mess because of it.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2021 at 12:48 pm

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I love California and have lived here all my life. I understand why people are no longer flocking to California, especially during a pandemic. What keeps people away (IMO) is the cost of living and the progressive politics, which some of us choose to ignore. Like oppressive, government tyranny -- mask wearing in a highly vaccinated/low case rate county.

Posted by tmp
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 20, 2021 at 10:49 pm

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Fewer people are necessary to the future of a habitable planet. The more people that leave the state and the fewer that come, the better it is for all the other forms of life - more trees, more birds, less pollution, less climate change.

Almost 40 million people in California have put unsustainable pressures on the ecosystem of this state. All of these people have caused habitat destruction, air and water pollution, scarcity of resources, deforestation, traffic overcrowding of recreation areas, climate change and we are not better for it. Every major environmental problem can be laid at the feet of too many people.

It is probably a very short lived trend here, but I hope that I am wrong. If the human population got smaller every year it would be great news each Christmas. Here and around the world it is the only way to save the planet!

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