Six in 10 Americans would consider moving to a less populated area in order to better protect themselves against the second wave of COVID-19 or another pandemic.
The study of 2,000 Americans examined the long-term impact COVID-19 will have and the extreme lengths Americans are contemplating to protect themselves from this novel virus.
And considering a move is just one of the steps Americans are taking — the survey found COVID-19 has also changed respondents’ financial plans.
Results found 71 percent said the pandemic has caused them to seriously reconsider how they should be financially planning for their futures and 59 percent said the virus has completely derailed those dreams.
Among the most common things respondents named as now-vital financial goals were becoming debt-free (41 percent), moving out of the city (31 percent), getting a car (31 percent) and buying a house (31 percent).
The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Self Financial, revealed two-thirds have reconsidered their perspective on emergency funds.
The average person is now aiming to have a “just in case” fund of over $4,300 set aside going forward.