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Monday, May 05, 2014

America the miserable? The states people can't wait to leave

Residents of Illinois and Connecticut are so unhappy with their states that half of residents say they would move if they could, a new poll has revealed.

One in three Americans wish they could pull up their roots and move to another state, according to a new Gallup poll.

More people are looking for greener pastures in states with dense population - specifically Illinois (home of Chicago) and the Northeast corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C. Residents said they're hoping to find better jobs, be closer to family, have a higher quality of life and pay lower taxes elsewhere.

Illinois had the highest portion of respondents saying they wanted to leave - 50percent, followed by Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island and New Jersey.


Anonymous said...

I thought this was only happening in MD. Guess I was wrong.

Anonymous said...

no doubt Maryland is in the top tier on this...

Anonymous said...

Moved from Maryland to Delaware 20 years ago and never looked back. I wish my home state would realize how far downward it has spiraled but that doesn't seem likely.


Anonymous said...

Bye-bye, more room for the rest of us!