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Survey: Reasons for moving during pandemic shifted in year

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new survey says people who moved because of the pandemic in the fall were more likely to cite financial stress as their top reason compared with those who moved in the spring, when fear of catching the virus was the most important reason.

The Pew Research Center survey released Thursday says that 5% of U.S. adults moved decease of COVID-19 in November compared with 3% in June.

Among those who moved because of COVID-19, a third in November cited financial reasons, such as a job loss, compared with 18% of those in June.  Some 12% of movers say the reason was too many COVID-19 restrictions.

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