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Gallop Poll: Montanans, Alaskans Say States Among Top Places to Live

Montanans, Alaskans Say States Among Top Places to Live

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Maybe some people should move?  but I guess the grass isn't much greener elsewhere ;)

I'm skeptical that Rhode Island and Illinois are the worst, and Montana and Alaska are the best.

It's a weird result.

i'd want to see the demographic crosstabs.  I would suspect that with the modern, mobile economy there's alot of self selection going on, post education years.

I agree, the results are kind of odd, is Gallop not what it use to be?

It is what it used to be, but this is the first time they've done this poll:

The results are based on a special 50-state Gallup poll conducted June-December 2013, including interviews with at least 600 residents in every state. For the first time, Gallup measured whether residents view their states as "the best possible state to live in," "one of the best possible states to live in," "as good a state as any to live in," or "the worst possible state to live in."

Few Americans say their states are the single best or worst places to live. Rather, the large majority of respondents say their states were either "one of the best" or "as good a state as any" place to live.