weather icon Light Rain

Nevadans top in US for wanting to abandon ship

The hate just keeps coming for Nevada.

One week after a Gallup poll showed Nevada is one of the most loathed states to live in, Gallup has come out with another blow to the Silver State: Nevada is fourth in the nation for residents who say they would leave if they could.

The poll found 43 percent of Nevadans say they wish they could leave, behind Illinois, Connecticut and Maryland. The average for the nation was 33 percent. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Illinois: 50%
  2. Connecticut: 49%
  3. Maryland: 47%
  4. Nevada: 43%
  5. Rhode Island: 42%
  6. New Jersey: 41%
  7. New York: 41%
  8. Massachusetts: 41%
  9. Louisiana: 40%
  10. Mississippi: 39%

Residents of Montana, Hawaii and Maine were most content to stay in their respective states, with only 23 percent of respondents in each state saying they would leave if they could.

Gallup also asked how likely residents are to move out of state within the next 12 months. Here, Nevada topped the list, with 20 percent of respondents saying they were extremely, very or somewhat likely to move. The national average was just 6 percent.

The primary reasons Nevada residents would move were work (30%) and family or friends (22%).

The rest were split between moving because of weather or location, quality of life or a change, for school-related reasons or because of the cost of living. The top states are as follows:

  1. Nevada: 20%
  2. Illinois: 19%
  3. Arizona: 19%
  4. Maryland: 17%
  5. Louisiana: 17%
  6. Idaho: 17%
  7. South Carolina: 17%
  8. Mississippi: 16%
  9. New York: 16%
  10. Connecticut: 16%
  11. North Carolina: 16%

Maine, Iowa and Vermont had the smallest percentage of people planning to move within the next year, at 8 percent each.

Contact Stephanie Grimes at sgrimes@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @stephgrimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
7 ways autocomplete can get smarter

Autocomplete is one of the best (or depending on how hastily you push ‘send’ – worst) things in the world. We rely on it so much that Google plans to let us autocomplete whole emails. Here are seven ways predictive input can improve. 1. Recognizing names from previous emails Jakub Kokoszka has a tough name to […]

Movie posters might soon be based on your clicks

You may have thought you left Blockbuster behind, but the basic way we browse movies hasn’t changed all that much. We peruse poster after poster, kind of like walking the aisles of a ‘90s-era video store. That one poster image, meant to appeal to as many people as possible, is often all we see before […]

What I’ll be covering at NAB 2018

The National Association of Broadcasters show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas.  The show focuses on new and emerging technologies and trends in relation to the media and entertainment industries. As it’s not open to the public, I’ll be at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday to share some of […]

EXECUTIVE TRAVEL: Forget Strip flash; some prefer lake’s panache

If you get called to a board meeting at Lake Las Vegas, you might want to bring your swimsuit. That’s the term Westin at Lake Las Vegas marketing director Matt Boland uses for upright paddleboard races, one of many team-building exercises offered regularly at the resort.

After $4,700 in live poker career winnings, James Romero, 27, wins nearly $2 million

It was a 15-year celebration of The World Poker Tour at Bellagio for the Five Diamond World Poker Classic. The largest field size in WPT Five Diamond’s history was created when 791 entries were tallied, and it was James Romero, 27, of Portland, Oregon, who won his first WPT title.

Auto electronics at SEMA and AAPEX: A brave new world

The Specialty Equipment Market Association celebrated its 50th annual SEMA show at Las Vegas Convention Center this month by showcasing a car culture of “do-it-yourself” garage mechanics who share a passion for customizing vehicles.