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Record levels of American women want to move to Canada

An increasing number of Americans want to follow through on their threats to move to Canada.

Canada is the top destination for record levels of Americans who have wanted to leave the United States since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, according to a new Gallup poll.

The study shows 20 per cent of American women want to migrate out of their country. When Barack Obama was president, only 10 per cent of women polled wanted to leave.

Roughly 30 per cent of the people polled between the age of 15 and 29 also wanted to get out of the U.S.

While Canada always has been one of the top destinations favoured by Americans, the poll showed that desire has increased since Trump became president. More than 25 per cent of Americans who participated in the study named Canada as their preferred destination, while only 12 per cent did so in 2016.

The study said Americans love to threaten to move to Canada if an election doesn’t go their way, but very few actually follow through. So far, there has only been a “modest uptick in the number of Americans who have moved to Canada,” the study said.