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Old 05-01-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: CT
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Originally Posted by smackfu View Post
The fine print says it was both land line and cell phones, with "a minimum quota of 50% cellphone respondents and 50% landline respondents." So that's not bad.

I do think ranking data that has a 5% margin of error is kind of messy, but everyone wants lists nowadays.
If you think 5% for a silly little fun list is concerning, I'm not even going to tell you what percentages are acceptable for drug efficacy in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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One of my friends recently moved from CT to Houston last year, and another friend of mine is also moving to Houston as we speak. Currently, I am also looking into moving to Houston myself. The truth is, CT sucks big time if you're in your 30's and single. Yes, it's a beautiful state, but (a) it's very expensive and (b) it's family oriented. If it was affordable and actually had a decent singles population, I'd love to stay permanently. There is a lack of young people and most of the good jobs are concentrated in FFC, which is a god awful place to live for people at my income level. Also, the winters in CT last a bit too long, although I enjoy the change of seasons (in theory anyway).

CT is also not appealing to most people from the southern states because of (a) high cost of living, (b) long, cold winters, (c) the perception that it's a boring state, and (d) way too much old, shoddy housing and infrastructure. That's the general consensus.
Houston the next Charlotte for Nep............

Pick a place and STAY there for awhile.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: New York
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Does there really need to be any "science" involved? They called people up who had addresses listed in the state of CT and asked a simple question, these were the results? Analysis, control for variables, ANOVA? Not necessary as this is a "meaningless" study meant to just gauge the opinion of current CT residents. Personally, I think it is very much true considering all the complaining we see on this board concerning taxes, corrupt government, traffic, and the like. Not to say other states do not have their own problems but people have probably been finding better results in moving from CT, than attending their town hall meetings and showing up at the ballot box each November.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: New York
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Exactly what all young people say when I talk to them about CT.
1. Boring 2. High Taxes 3.Lack of youth 4. Weather
I'm sure the older, permenant residents of CT will probably only agree on the high taxes and maybe the weather. With this family oriented state, I'm sure they would be happy to see the younger population leave. They do not perceive boring like we do because we are at different times in our lives. If you want to keep the young population in state, and sustain population growth, there needs to be something for everyone here. Not just "nice" towns, with "good" schools.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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Did you see that the study also shows that 16% of CT residents said that they plan to move out of state within the next 12 months?!?! That can't be right. No way will nearly 600,000 people just leave the state within the next year.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I didn't bother commenting earlier because the study seems questionable at best, and I'm not sure there's much of a meaningful takeaway.

That said, if half the residents really wanted to leave - you'd think there'd be a majority necessary for real political change. But it doesn't work that way.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: CT
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Did you see that the study also shows that 16% of CT residents said that they plan to move out of state within the next 12 months?!?! That can't be right. No way will nearly 600,000 people just leave the state within the next year.
Yeah, no way. But 600k people will be out in a few years. For example, when family asks when we plan on moving I say "by next year". It's a rough ideal estimate. We might have trouble finding work for the transition, we may have trouble selling our house, one of our parents could become ill or any number of things that will continue to trap us here longer.

Lets not forget, every other state has a percentage of it's population itching to leave where they are. Many of them want to come to CT so it's not like the population of CT will decrease 600k in the next few years.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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All you CT lovers please stay so that you don't ruin other states that have jobs and low taxes.
Gladly enjoying better food and nicer communities with longstanding traditions in an oasis of state parks and vintage towns yet day trip distance from NYC and Boston

Connecticut is a nice breeding ground between major metropolitan happening places. Go to Houston and the next city over is more driving hours than here will get you to NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Berkshires....

When you come back you will consider a drive from Hartford to North Conway, New Hampshire a short drive
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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The grass is always greener.

I bet most people in CT want to leave but realize it means taking a huge pay cut with a lower cost of living in most places, and that it'd be harder to save up and come back.

More likely, it's that people in CT are more prone to being open about moving out of state, but that has less to do with the state itself. But when they actually consider the logistics they don't ever do it. What would keep someone in a small state like CT except for family ties or something? It's certainly not the weather. Pizza? Maybe.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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The grass is always greener.

I bet most people in CT want to leave but realize it means taking a huge pay cut with a lower cost of living in most places, and that it'd be harder to save up and come back.

More likely, it's that people in CT are more prone to being open about moving out of state, but that has less to do with the state itself. But when they actually consider the logistics they don't ever do it. What would keep someone in a small state like CT except for family ties or something? It's certainly not the weather. Pizza? Maybe.
Like most other states in the country, most CT people will talk about moving out of state, but don't actually do it. It's almost always because of (a) family ties, and (b) comfort zone.

I was never the type of person to order pizza, ever. In fact, I don't think I ever did it in my life. I only go to restaurants maybe once every 4-6 weeks. So I couldn't care less about dining.
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