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Florida Remains Favorite Place to Live

If they had their choice, nearly 1-in-5 Americans would rather live in Florida.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 18% of American Adults would rather live in Florida if they could move to any other state they wanted. Fourteen percent (14%) would prefer California, 12% pick Texas and eight percent (8%) would choose New York. Just six percent (6%) say they’d rather live in Pennsylvania and only four percent (4%) pick Illinois. Thirty-one percent (31%) said they would choose to live in some state other than the six named, which are the most populous U.S. states. Florida was also the favorite of 18% in last July’s survey,  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,118 American Adults was conducted on June 20-22, 2023 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.

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