New York has made the top ten in a new Gallup Poll, but it may not be a good thing. The new poll found the top ten states that residents wanted to leave. New York is number 7 on the list, with 41% of those polled saying they would leave the state if they could. Illinois was number one, with half of their residents looking to greener pastures.
The poll gathered at least 600 interviews from residents 18 and older across the country. Pollsters asked the question: "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?"
Gallup also listed the top ten states where the majority of residents would stay. Montana, Hawaii and Maine were tied with 77% saying they would stay.
You can find a link to the poll here.
21% percent of the people who said they wanted to move out of New York cited the high cost of living as the reason. Another 14% said taxes were their motivation to move. 15% said they world like to move for business or work reasons and 16% said they would move to be closer to family or friends. Only 8% said the weather was the reason they wanted to move out of New York.