Regardless of the problems we have in our beloved state, it is still the number one place Americans want to live, as this story reveals.
“For the sixth year in a row, California tops the list of states that Americans would choose to live in if they did not live in the states where they are now.
“Florida, which was the most popular state in 2001, retains second place on the list and Hawaii is number three, as it was in 2007.
“New York City tops the list of cities that people would most like to live in or near, followed by Denver and San Francisco….
“The Harris Poll has asked these questions almost every year since 1997. Florida topped the list of the most popular states every year from 1997 to 2001. California jumped to the number one position in 2002 and has remained there ever since.
“After California and Florida, the states where the largest number of Americans would like to live are Hawaii (#3), Texas (#4), and Colorado (#5). Next came three states tied for 6th place: Arizona, North Carolina and Washington state.”