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Gallup Survey Shows Which Residents In Each US State Want To Live Somewhere Else (MAP)

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A recent Gallup poll shows the three states where people are most likely to leave, with almost half of residents in Illinois, Connecticut, and Maryland, saying that they would move out of state, if given the chance.

Montana, Hawaii, Maine, Oregon, New Hampshire, and Texas, are the states where less than a quarter of respondents wanted to leave, Uproxx notes.

Overall, 33 percent of residents polled in the Gallup survey said they would want to move to a different state.

Gallup polled about 600 people in each of the 50 states asking, “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?"

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As for whether people really intend to move, Nevada came out on top with 20 percent planning on moving in the next 12 months. Meanwhile, 8 percent of residents in Maine, Iowa and Vermont said they were extremely, very or somewhat likely to move in the next 12 months.

According to the Washington Post, the most important reasons people give for wanting to move are work and business, family and friends, or weather and location.

So which residents were happy to stay put in their state, and who would get out if they could? Here's the results from the Gallup survey:

Gallup plans to do a follow-up survey to collect information showing where all the likely movers are heading.