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Is Your State The Best (Or Worst) Possible Place To Live ?

Posted on the 26 April 2014 by Jobsanger
Is Your State The Best (Or Worst) Possible Place To Live ?
The information used to make these charts comes from a recent Gallup Poll. It was taken between June and December of 2013 of a random national sample of 600 nationwide adults, and has a margin of error of 5 points.
This is a pretty meaningless poll. I just thought it was fun, if for no other reason than it tends to justify the myth that Texans love to brag about their state. When poll respondents were asked if their state was the best possible state to live in, Texans had the highest percentage saying yes (28%), closely followed by Alaskans (27%). I'm just surprised that the percentage of Texans saying that was not higher. In spite of the many faults our state has, we Texans do love to brag about it.
The surprise for me about this survey is how many people in Illinois said their state was the worst possible state to live in. About 25% (or one out of every four) said that -- a percentage significantly more than any other state (and exceeding the margin of error over the second place states -- Rhode Island and Connecticut at 17% each).
Is Your State The Best (Or Worst) Possible Place To Live ?

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