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Most New Yorkers Want To Leave The State

Mike Watson

If you had the opportunity to move from here or even the state of New York, would you? If you answered “yes,” you are not alone. A new Gallup Poll says 41% of New Yorkers would move if they were able to.

The poll was conducted in the last half of 2013 and researchers spoke with at least 600 residents from each of the 50 states. A variety of questions were asked, including, “If you have the chance to move from your present state would you?”

Thirty three percent of those polled nationally said they would. New York placed seventh on the list of states with residents most likely to leave if they could.

New York also ranked ninth of “States with largest proportion of residents planning to move in the next 12 months” with 16%. By comparison, first was Nevada with 20%.

Number one reason for moving out of New York? Cost of living. The other reasons include:

  • Cost of Living (20%)
  • Friends/family (16%)
  • Work/business related (15%)
  • Taxes (14%)
  • Weather (8%)
  • School-related (6%)
  • Quality of life (5%)

 

 

[Gallup]

 

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