Survey: Floridians Moderately OK With Living in Florida

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A Floridian just being all chill about living in Florida.
To hear the internet tell it, Florida is a bizarre hellscape of human depravity and all sorts of unspeakable evils. Floridians, however, tend to like living in this hellscape, thank you very much. It turns out residents of other states are the ones who want to get the hell out.

Gallup asked residents of all 50 states a few simple questions: Is your state the best, or at least one of the best states to live in? Or is your state the worst to live in?

Only 11 percent of Floridians said Florida was the best state to live in. That might sound low, but it's actually on the higher end of the average. Texas had the highest number of residents who think their state is the best, with 28 percent. However, the vast majority of states had responses somewhere in the mid-single digits to mid-teens.

Another 46 percent of Floridians said Florida was one of the best states to live. Again, that's pretty average. Florida had the 23rd highest rate of people who agreed with the statement, while 77 percent of people in Montana and Alaska said their state was one of the best to live in, the highest responses. Just 3 percent of Rhode Island residents said their state was one of the best to live in.

Meanwhile, only 4 percent of Floridians said Florida was the absolute worst state to live in. Apparently giant invasive snakes and unstable meth heads don't have much of an affect on quality of life.

A whole 25 percent of Illinois residents said their state was the worst. That's one in four. Also miserable were the 17 percent of Rhode Islanders and Connecticuters who said their state was the worst.

So there you have it. Floridians are pretty chill with living in Florida.

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23 comments
David Alkana
David Alkana

Miami sucks balls. Everyone treats each other with contempt and hostility, basic politeness is non-existent. The politics at the local level reads like a running "Onion" article. The mass transit system is a joke -- buses typically on the hour and aren't on time, and our only commuter rail is in a straight line north to south. No live music scene unless you like EDM. Hurricanes. The craziest, most dangerous and inconsiderate drivers in the country. On the plus side, there's literally no better Cuban food anywhere else in the US. Nice beaches, unrealistically pretty people, good pot (for the East Coast -- chumps in So Fla paying 200+ an oz... lol). But that's basically it. There are dozens of major metro areas in the US that are nicer to live in. But don't come here from there, lest you bring the Miami attitude with you. Stay put, please, Floridians. Keep it isolated.

Mike Montero
Mike Montero

I second that Randy Peters! Looks like the Dania Beach pier in your picture. Florida is truly a beautiful place for those that can see and that it's completely lost on so many is totally fine by me:

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Chris? No great loss. Matt? you wouldn't recognize it. ( Maybe that's a good thing), Y'all need to remember this IS the end of the road, the sock, the last refuge from the law, exes, etc. So get with the weirdness vibe or go, do you really think WE CARE? lol,

Robert Roderick Rodriguez
Robert Roderick Rodriguez

That's why they come retired here and don't have to pay state Taxes in their retirement distribution

Matt Striner
Matt Striner

Grew up in Miami but haven't lived there in 25 years....love to visit, absolutely could never live there again

Ana Pareja
Ana Pareja

We are also glad you left Chris!

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

Fuck that. Florida does blow. So much better out west. Glad I left that Spanish shithole

Robert Bischof
Robert Bischof

The state is great, it's the people, rejects from the North, that come to Florida and complain about paradise.....I say, go home.............

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

We dont live in the swamps do people in New Orleans? No !

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

Statewide its the damn strip malls making it so ugly ! CVS Walgreens Verizon etc store every corner ! No entertainment just ugly strip malls!

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

What makes Florida a hell hole is the all corruption at the state government level.

Bija Johnson
Bija Johnson

I'm fairly comfortable w living in the country of Miami.

Carlos A Salazar
Carlos A Salazar

Haha ive lost count of how many people moved out only to come back saying that no matter how shitty and crazy it is, there's nothing like Miami.

Betty Perez
Betty Perez

Because every time we try to leave - it sucks us back in....

Justin Winkelspecht
Justin Winkelspecht

i moved here from jersey last year....if you wanna talk about shit go there...

Jorge Mederos
Jorge Mederos

Florida is a piece of shit, more swamplands would be a good thing.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman topcommenter

WOW, YOU KILLED THIS SURVEY ANALYSIS!


You're well on your way to some kind of award or participation trophy.

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