- “Americans have been pouring into Portugal for the past three years or so,”
This is a large percentile increase in a very tiny number:
The number of U.S. residents in Portugal climbed by 45% last year to 6,921 and has almost tripled in the past decade
Portugal’s estimated current population is 10,249,223.
Americans are 0.06% of the population. (That is 6/100th of 1%). In fact, Americans are, the article notes, among the smallest groups of “ex-pats” living in Portugal.
But words the WSJ used to describe this: “Droves“, “pouring in“, “new found popularity”
The Wall Street Journal should know better; they had a reputation for doing decent reporting. They could have avoided the click bait hysterical wording.