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Majority of Californians Consider Relocating

Tuesday, October 15, 2019  
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Although half of California voters considered California “one of the best places to live,” more than half have thought about moving out of state. The main reasons given are the high cost of housing, taxes or California’s political culture. However, large partisan and ideological differences exist among voters who report giving serious consideration to leaving the state, with Republicans and conservatives about three times as likely to report this than Democrats and liberals.

These results come from a survey conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The survey found that 52% of the voters surveys had given “serious” or “some” consideration to leaving.

The high cost of housing (71%) is the most common reason given by voters for wanting to leave California. However, high taxes (58%) and the state’s political culture (46%) are also prominently mentioned, particularly by Republicans and conservatives. Political and ideological differences also show up in how voters view California as a place to live, with Democrats and liberals are nearly three times as likely as Republicans and conservatives to describe California as one of the best places to live.

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