Few Say Mass. Best State

A new poll found just 7 percent of Bay Staters said Massachusetts is the best state to live in.

Downtown Boston. Credit: Werner Kunz via Flickr
Downtown Boston. Credit: Werner Kunz via Flickr
Massachusetts residents have a decidedly unenthusiastic view of their state, according to a new Gallup poll.

Just 7 percent of Bay Staters said Massachusetts is the best state to live in, which ranked 32nd among the 50 states.

"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.

New Hampshire ranked better than Massachusetts in the poll, while Rhode Island ranked worse.
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 states to live in.

View the full poll

Do you agree or disagree with the poll results? Share your opinion in the comments.
GKL May 02, 2014 at 07:32 PM
Keep thinking that way! By the way where did you pick up the strategy of calling your opponents liars? They teach you that at Tea Party Boot Camp?
Derek Vanderdum May 04, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Well, Thank God the DC Court of appeals is going to rule on the "Origination Clause" and get rid of the UNACA that never was originated in the House of Representatives.


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