(NewsBroadcast.com) – For decades, popular culture presented California as a sunny paradise complete with pristine beaches, an easygoing way of life, and the occasional run-in with a Hollywood star. However, it turns out life is not quite like how the movies portray it to be for many Californians. In fact, a new survey from Joint Venture Silicon Valley showed many residents are hoping to flee the state’s Bay Area.
Recently, Embold Research conducted a poll on behalf of Joint Venture Silicon Valley to understand the priorities of 1,610 registered voters in the Bay Area. The data revealed that a staggering 56% of Bay Area residents are considering leaving the state in the next 5 years.
Sonoma County’s The Press Democrat shared more about the new poll:
A new poll paints a stark picture of life and discontent in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. https://t.co/klnoBszDdC
— The Press Democrat (@NorthBayNews) October 12, 2021
The poll cited the already high cost of living and housing that made living in the area stressful before the pandemic. Of course, ongoing wildfires and droughts have also put a damper on living in the region. For most residents, the coronavirus just amplified the anxiety they already felt.
Some residents are considering Texas as their next destination, a move Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his company would make in the coming months. But, with the newfound freedom of working from home so many people have now, these soon-to-be ex-Californians could end all across the country in the coming years.
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