August 4, 2022

Survey: Florida is the Most Desirable State to Live


By Lydia Nusbaum

August 4, 2022 Updated 12:27 P.M. ET

FLORIDA (FLV) – Florida leads the list of states where people would want to move to if they had the chance, according to Rasmussen Reports.

The Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey found that 18% of American adults would rather live in Florida if they could move to any state they wanted.

Out of those surveyed, 11% chose California, 10% preferred New York, 6% said Pennsylvania and 4% picked Illinois. Thirty-seven percent would choose to live in another state other than the six named.

One thousand American adults were surveyed between July 14 and July 17.

Blue State Lockdowns Caused Influx to Florida, a Large Part of the Rise in Rent Prices: ‘Folks Vote With Their Feet’

Since the pandemic, swarms of people have moved to the sunshine state. In 2020, the migration from high tax states to low tax states surged during pandemic lockdowns. Below is the breakdown of the migration of taxpayers and aggregate adjusted gross income between states in 2020:

Gov. Ron DeSantis said people are attracted to the way he handled COVID-19 with no statewide mask mandates and a reversed course on lockdowns.

“The governor’s successful policies in the State of Florida have attracted new residents from across the country, making property in Florida increasingly valuable. This positive externality of successful state government will naturally come with new challenges, like increasing rent costs,” said Christina Pushaw, DeSantis’ Press Secretary.

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