More than two-thirds of the American clients recently polled by deVere Group told us that they had "actively considered," "are thinking about," or "have explored the option of" giving up their U.S. citizenship.

Yes, you read it correctly: 68% of the U.S. citizens we surveyed report that they are interested in severing ties with America. A shocking figure? Indeed. It is also supported by official statistics of passport relinquishments. The number of Americans relinquishing their U.S. citizenship surged in the second quarter of 2013, to 1,131 cases, compared with 189 in the same period in 2012.

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