The majority of Michiganders aren’t thrilled about The Mitten, according to a new Gallup poll.
Just 28 percent said Michigan is the best or one of the best states to live in – the same sentiment expressed by residents of New Mexico and New Jersey. Just more than a quarter of residents of Louisiana (27 percent) and Mississippi (26 percent) also felt good about their place of residence.
But Michiganders are not as depressed about where they live as Rhode Islanders are about living in their state (16 percent) or residents of Illinois (19 percent).
Though 9 percent of Michigan residents think it's the worst place to live, 5 percent said it's the best possible place to live.
"Residents with the most pride in their state as a place to live generally boast a greater standard of living, higher trust in state government, and less resentment toward the amount they pay in state taxes," the poll found.
The poll was conducted from June through December of 2013 and included interviews with at least 600 residents in every state. The results were released Thursday.
Montana and Alaska (77 percent each) were tied for having the highest percentage of respondents who said their state is the best or one of the best state to live in. New Hampshire was ranked No. 7 at 67 percent.
This all raises the question:
- Do you agree or disagree with the poll results? Share your opinion in the comments.