New Poll Finds Nearly Half Of Bay Area Californians Want To Move Out Soon

A new poll has found that 46 percent of Californians would like to move out of the state. The soaring cost of living and exorbitant real estate prices appear to be at the center of the issue.

The poll was organized by the Bay Area Council, a business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization.

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In an interview regarding homelessness with KTVU, Jim Wunderman, the President on the Bay Area Council said, “This is the trend we’ve been observing. Two years ago, it was 34 percent and last year it was 40,”

Wunderman continued with, “We’re seeing teachers, government workers, firefighters, police officers actually not able to live in the communities.”

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Of the 1000 people in the poll, most had lived in the Bay Area for over 20 years.
Oregon, Texas, Nevada, and Arizona top the list of desired locations for their exodus.