Gallup analysis of states people would most--and least--like to leave, given an opportunity.

In states like Connecticut and New Jersey, residents are more likely to leave the state due to state tax burdens.

Gallup analysts Stephanie Marken and Zac Auter comment that residents who live in states with outsized tax burdens would leave if they were given the opportunity. Tax burden is based on the combination of income, property, and sales tax rate in each state. Nearly 26% of residents who live in states with the lowest tax burden would like to leave their state.

Nearly half (46%) of Connecticut and New Jersey residents say they would like to leave their state if they had the opportunity. At 13%, Montana has the smallest percentage of residents reporting they would like to leave the state.

Each sample of state adults includes a minimum quota of 60% cellphone respondents and 40% landline respondents. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.

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