LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Nearly 50 percent of Marylanders would move out of state if they could, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Surveyors conducted interviews with about 600 residents from each state and, as it turns out, the desire to move is most prevalent among residents of Illinois and Connecticut. Maryland is a close third, however.

Forty-seven percent of people interviewed from the Old Line State say they would like to live elsewhere.

Meanwhile, in Montana, Hawaii, and Maine, just 23 percent of people say they would like to relocate. The 50-state average is 33 percent.

Maryland also has a larger-than-average number of people (17 percent) who say they are at least somewhat likely to move in the coming year.

Of those, 17 percent of people cited their plan as business-related, another 17 percent said it was family or friend-related, 13 percent said it has to do with the weather and 8 percent said it was for tax reasons.


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