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Old 04-30-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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What would one Google to find this...and why? I wouldn't want to live in other parts of Illinois, but definitely would live in Chicago, though.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:41 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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What would one Google to find this...and why? I wouldn't want to live in other parts of Illinois, but definitely would live in Chicago, though.
Well the article just came out today so I'm sure it appeared on at least one news site. And Gallup is pretty big when it comes to polling.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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So basically at least 1 in 4 Americans wants to move out of the state in which they currently reside?
LOL that was my thought. The difference between lowest and highest isn't that huge of a number either. You could say that a large chunk of people wherever they are, are always wanting to go somewhere else.

It would be interesting to see this broken down by stuff like income as well.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I have family and friends in Chicago desparately trying to get out of Illinois themselves. I like the Chicago area myself but this is a tough time for the state.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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The number of people I've met in NYC who are from CT does seem ridiculous.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I have family and friends in Chicago desparately trying to get out of Illinois themselves. I like the Chicago area myself but this is a tough time for the state.
Depends on your situation - but this is no different than most other large metros. Every one has people who want to leave and in return there's usually many people who want to move there and do so. This is a fact of life that anybody who's had enough friends living in most major metro areas would realize. If you haven't then you're pretty lucky. Cities like NYC, Chicago, LA, etc are pretty transient in nature and there's always people wanting to come and go.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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So basically at least 1 in 4 Americans wants to move out of the state in which they currently reside?
The median personal income in the U.S. is like $24,000. A lot of people all over this country are struggling, so it makes sense that they're falling back on the notion of a "geographical cure" and thinking there must be better opportunities elsewhere.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The median personal income in the U.S. is like $24,000. A lot of people all over this country are struggling, so it makes sense that they're falling back on the notion of a "geographical cure" and thinking there must be better opportunities elsewhere.
Yep. Perhaps we should all move to Texas and all of our problems will just magically go away...
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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CT & MD surprised me. Not surprised at all about the Hellhole that is Illinois.
Honestly, I'm kinda shocked that CT is up there, but not Florida...
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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Yep. Perhaps we should all move to Texas and all of our problems will just magically go away...
LOL... But even in Texas, a fairly large constituent wants to get the hell out. I'd like to see if such large proportions of people in other developed countries are as dissatisfied with where they are living as we Americans are.
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