That's what nearly 50% of residents would say if they could, according to a new Gallup Poll.
Connecticut residents were second only to Illinois in their apparent dissatisfaction with living in their state. Fifty percent of Illinois residents polled would leave if they could, while 49% of Nutmeggers responded the same.
According to Gallup, "These findings are from a 50-state Gallup poll, conducted June-December 2013, which includes at least 600 representative interviews with residents aged 18 and older in each state."
Here's the Theoretical Question
Gallup says it measured residents' interest in moving out of state by asking:
"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?"
If you live in Montana, Hawaii and Maine, you're pretty much digging it and really wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Those three states have the fewest number of residents who would leave if they could (23%).
The poll dug a little deeper, too, and asked residents if they were actually planning to move out of the state sometime in the next 12 months. Of those in Connecticut who answered yes, here are their reasons why:
- Work/Business-related: 21%
- Family/Friends: 13%
- Weather/Location: 7%
- Quality of Life/Change: 12%
- School-related: 10%
- Cost of Living: 12%
- Taxes: 6%
Now It's Your Turn
If you could leave Connecticut, would you, and why? If not, what's keeping you here?