Florida leads the list of states where Americans say they would move, given the opportunity.
This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.
The national survey found that 18% of American adults would rather live in Florida, if they could move to any other state they wanted.
Eleven percent (11%) would prefer California, and 10% would choose New York.
Just six percent (6%) say they’d rather live in Pennsylvania and only four percent (4%) pick Illinois.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) said they would choose to live in some state other than the six named, which are the most populous U.S. states.
California has recently experienced an “exodus” of residents, but more than half (55%) of Californians in the survey said they’d still choose to live there, even if they could choose any other state they wanted.
More Floridians (59%) would stay in Florida even if they could live in any other state.
The report also showed that nearly half of Americans would rather live in small towns (26%) or rural areas (22%) if given a chance to live anywhere they wanted.
Who is the happiest with where they live?
Rural residents, 68% of whom would still choose rural life, even if they could live anywhere they wanted. City folk are second, with 60% of urban residents saying they’d still pick an urban area if given their choice.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of both suburban and small-town residents would stay put if they had their druthers.
If suburbanites had a chance to move, more would choose a small town (21%) than an urban area (12%).
While only four percent (4%) of rural residents would choose to move to an urban area, far more urban residents (11%) would rather live in a rural area.
To see survey question wording, click here.
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