ROCKVILLE, Maryland, May 1, 2014 – Count me among the 47% Gallup. A recent Gallup Economy poll conducted the latter half of 2013 measured residents interest in moving out of the state they are presently living in.
Gallup asked: “Regardless of whether you will move, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?”
Illinois, home state of this writer, leads the pack of would be movers with a full 50% of people saying they would get the heck out of Dodge if they could. Followed by Connecticut (49%), Maryland (47%), Nevada, home to Harry Reid (43%), Rhode Island (42%) New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts (all at 41%), Louisiana (40%) and Mississippi (39%).
A state’s risk of losing residents is highest in Nevada where 20% of the resident’s say they have intentions of moving:
Fewer than one of four residents want to leave Montana, Maine, Oregon, New Hampshire, Texas or, not hard to believe, Hawaii.
Click to see results on which states residents want to move away from, and where they actually intend to move away: