About half of Connecticut’s residents would move to a different state — if only they had the chance.
That’s the result of a Gallup poll, taken for god knows what reason and passed along by alert “06880” reader (and longtime Nutmeg State resident) Andy Yemma.
The 49% wanna-get-out results compare to a 33% national average. The only state with less satisfied residents is Illinois, where 50% of the folks would move if they could.
Three very different states had the most satisfied people: Hawaii, Maine and Montana. Only 23% of those residents wanted to flee.
Hartford radio station WNPR — which reported this story — quoted UConn economist Fred Carstensen (hey, why not?) as allowing that residents in coastal Connecticut are probably satisfied, what with our close access to New York City, lots of local cultural attractions, and strong sense of place.
However, he noted, “If you are in central Connecticut, [like] Hartford, Waterbury — the I-84 corridor — I suspect you would be thinking about moving.”
So what do you think, “06880” residents? (And those who live elsewhere.)
Would you move away if you could? Why or why not? Did you come here by choice? Have you actually moved away? Would your answer be different if you lived in Waterbury?
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