New Poll Shows 1 of 2 Illinoisans Want OUT

A new Gallup poll shows that Illinoisans are the most unhappy residents in the nation, with one out of two hankering to leave – and one out of five seriously planning to move out.

Why Illinoisans so unhappy?

The numbers show Illinoisans point to work/business and weather/location, followed by quality of life, as the top three reasons they want out.

In the same poll, Gallup asked state residents how likely it is they will move in the next 12 months. On average across all 50 states, 6 percent of state residents say it is extremely or very likely they will move in the next year, 8 percent say it is somewhat likely, 14 percent not too likely, and 73 percent not likely at all.