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March 6, 2015

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U.S. State Residents' Desire to Move to a Different State, 2013

Gallup: 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.

States Where the Fewest Residents Would Leave if They Could, June-December 2013States Where the Fewest Residents Would Leave if They Could, June-December 2013

“Nevada, Illinois, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Connecticut all appear particularly vulnerable to losing population in the coming few years: high percentages of their residents say they would leave if they could, and larger-than-average percentages say they are at least somewhat likely to do so in the coming year.”

“At the other end of the spectrum, Texas, Minnesota, and Maine have little to fear. Residents of these states are among the least likely to want to leave and few are planning to leave in the next 12 months.”

Several of these states “also appear at the top or bottom of the states for resident satisfaction with state taxes, state government, and overall perceptions of how their state compares to others as a place to live.”


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    I’d like to know where those who’d like to move would choose as their preferred destination.

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