A recent YouGov survey portrayed a striking evolution in how Germans view living in their home country. “55 percent of respondents to a representative survey would like to live abroad - even part of them forever,” Welt reports.
The part of the group that wants to leave forever is quite substantial. “A good third of this group would even like to live abroad forever,” according to the survey. For those who wanted to leave Germany forever, there was a direct correlation with age. “Above all older people - from the age of 55 - could imagine staying aboard forever.”
The most popular reasons for wanting to leave Germany was for the pursuit of a “more relaxed life in another country (38 percent),” and to try and obtain a “higher quality of life (33 percent).” This categories are quite vague, but speculations can be made from these two categories and the fact that older Germans are more likely to want to stay abroad forever.
Cultural and Political tension has popped up in Germany at an increasing rate over the last few years. Older German Christians are watching what have been churches all their life turn into mosques; Christmas carols that used to be sung in the town square are now no longer taking place for the sake of tolerating other belief systems; Christmas markets have played host to terrorist attacks; and a multitudinous of other micro-expressions add up that are rapidly evolving the Germany older traditionalists once knew. A degree of comfort may be fading, and thus Germans desire a “more relaxed life” and “higher quality of life” that Germany can no longer provide.
These answers were not given in the survey, though Germans have expressed more and more uneasiness with the fading traditional culture of Germany. This has occurred with the shift in political allegiances, and the rise of civil protests and demonstrations. Thus, the above hypothesis is well synchronized with the changing expression of Germans as to how they view the ongoing transformations of their homeland.