Escaping the Election? Try These Places
Twenty-eight percent of Americans are currently satisfied with the direction of the U.S., according to a Oct. 5-9 poll conducted by Gallup.
Hillary Clinton receives criticism from conservatives on nearly all of her policies, while the general population is concerned by her handling of Benghazi and her deleted e-mail scandal.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, continues to shock the public with his unrestrained outbursts, offending various social groups of race, religion and gender. In addition, his views on immigration and foreign policy scare even many conservatives from selecting his name on the ballot.
With such controversy in Washington, an increasing number of Americans may be on the inside, looking outward at other countries in which to reside. Anyone looking to jump ship can find a new home in any of the countries listed below.
Australia has something for everyone: beautiful coastlines, unique wildlife, ancient rainforests and modern cities.
According to Australia.com, the average climate in Australia tops out at about 78 degrees in the summer and will not drop much below 40 in the winter, a stark contrast to the weather in much of the United States.
Additionally, according to ifitweremyhome.com, people living in Australia live two and one half years longer and are 71 percent less likely to be murdered than those living in the United States.
Also, over three quarters of Australians speak English, so you do not need to learn a new language.
Furthermore, according to cia.gov, the Australian economy has been constantly improving for the past 20 years, with decreases in unemployment, inflation, and public debt.
If you choose to leave the United States, definitely take a look toward the Land Down Under.
Looking for somewhere to live after this election? Canada may be the place for you.
Canada offers a moderate to cold climate, a socialized government and a large immigrant population.
Looking for both burgers and Indian food? In Canada they may be on the same block.
According to ifitweremyhome.com in comparison to the United States, if you lived in Canada, you are 83.09 percent less likely to be in prison, 63.16 percent less likely to be murdered and you live 2.11 years longer.
Canada allows you to live in a society with many well integrated cultures. According to newcomersuccess.ca, Canada has full plan to integrate new immigrants to Canadian society, the CIIP even allows for a mobile team to help immigrants in other countries be oriented to Canada before even entering the country.
Canada is, overall, a great place to make a new start after this election.
If you are looking for a country with a historically strong economy, a stellar education system and beautiful seasonal coasts, look no further than the nordic land of Finland.
Scoring consistently in the top 10 in the annual results of the Program for International Student Assessment, Finland is an educational powerhouse. According to the PISA 2015, Finland came in at sixth place, an admirable showing.
In addition to its great education system, Finland historically has had a steady economy up until the recent recession. It has been described by the CIA World Factbook as, “one of the best performing economies within the EU before 2009.” However, its economy is recovering according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, Finland is right on the Baltic Sea, making the ocean easily accessible to many of its residents.
So, if this election season does not play out the way you choose, Finland might offer a brighter tomorrow.
Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe, home to snowy mountain peaks and pristine mountain valleys. If you yearn for chalets, chocolate and skiing, you will revel in the land of the Swiss.
Health care would cost around 1 percent more money than it does in the United States, but one is likely to make 3.79 percent more money, according to www.ifitweremyhome.com.
One is also 81.58 percent less likely to be murdered according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes. Switzerland has a 56.16 percent lower unemployment rate than the US.
The weather in Switzerland is similar to much of Europe, which is very wet with varying temperatures. The weather includes freezing rain in the cold months and rain showers in the warm months.
Their government type is a federal republic and, to vote, you must be 18.
Despite the rain, if you can not bear the election results, Switzerland is a great country to which to relocate.
“Zimbabwe is a beautiful country, rich in resources and hardworking people,” according to Go Africa on About.com.
In 2009, the Zimbabwe dollar was replaced by the U.S. dollar, which is convenient for those fleeing America.
The religious beliefs in Zimbabwe range from Syncretic, which is part Christian and part indigenous beliefs 50 percent, Christian 25 percent, indigenous beliefs 24 percent, Muslim and other 1 percent. Zimbabwe also has many attractions, including Victoria Falls.
“Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe,” according to Zambia Tourism.com. In addition to Great Zimbabwe, travelers may also visit Hwange National Park, Harare and Matopos (Matobo) National Park.