A new survey confirmed a shocking number of Empire State residents are planning to move out of New York.

A lot more New Yorkers believe the state is unlivable.

Over 7 Million Plan To Leave New York State Within The Next 5 Years

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A new Marist New York State Poll determined that 37 percent of New Yorkers say they will move away from the Empire State within the next five years.

Nearly 20 million live across New York State, according to the latest census data. This means around 7.4 million New Yorkers plan to leave the state.

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In 2011, 26 percent said they planned to leave New York, according to Marist Poll.

About 61 percent of those polled said they plan to stay.

Party Lines


About 46 of all New York republicans stated they plan to move, while 43 percent of non-enrolled voters and 29 percent of Democrats told pollsters they will flee the Empire State in the near future.

51 percent of all polled said New York State's economy is getting worse. The state's economy was one of the top reasons why many plan to leave.

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Reasons Why 7 Million Plan to Leave New York

Below are the top reasons why so many say they plan to leave the state.

  • Economic Reasons: 58%
  • Cost Of Living: 41%
  • Quality Of Life: 25%
  • Taxes: 13%
  • Politics: 9%
  • Jobs: 4%
  • Weather: 4%
  • Retirement: 4%

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