Half in Illinois and Connecticut Want to Move Elsewhere
Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures, but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and Connecticut. In both of these states, about half of residents say that if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to do so. Maryland is a close third, at 47%. By contrast, in Montana, Hawaii, and Maine, just 23% say they would like to relocate. Nearly as few -- 24% -- feel this way in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Texas.Here are the top ten states that people want to move out of, according to this survey (numbers in parentheses are the percentage of folks that would like to leave):
Illinois (50%)Now, I gotta call BS on MA being as far down as it is - I personally know probably a dozen folks who have bailed out of MA (INCLUDING ME) in the past 5+ years.
Rhode Island (42%)
New Jersey (41%)
New York (41%)
However, take a good look at that list. What do you notice? Seven out of ten have insane gun laws. In other words, people want to leave states that treat you like a child. Over-reaching nanny state BS is greeted by U-Haul exhaust. Who knew? LA and MS I would assume have to do with job availability and such. Or, perhaps, Ambulance Driver's reaction to spicy crawdads.
What's interesting is that on the flip side list - the states that folks want out of the least - the numbers are flipped. Only two states on the list of states people want to stay in are anti-gun: Hawaii and Colorado. I would imagine that geography plays a pretty big role in folks wanting to stay in those states - between Hawaii being pretty darn close to a tropical paradise, and Colorado having the majestic Rockies and killer skiing, there's plenty to keep folks happy there.
No surprise that folks want out of those other states, though...
That is all.