Is Illinois the 'Worst Possible State to Live In?'

What percentage of Illinoisans believe their state is the worst one to live in of all 50 states?

It's safe to say Illinoisans don't think highly of their own state. And now a Gallup poll has the proof to back that up.

A Gallup poll asked residents of all 50 states how they viewed their state, and 25 percent of Illinoisans said their state was the "worst possible one to live in."

High praise, indeed.

Some Illinoisans do think highly of their state. We charted out how many said it was the best state to live in. Spoiler alert: It's a lower figure than those who believe it's the worst state to live in.


We may have found out why so many Illinoisans believe their state is the worst to live in: they have the least amount of trust in their government. 


This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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JAY JAY April 29, 2014 at 09:11 AM
BIGBAKER. And who is going to pay for this ? where do you think the money comes from ? ///////////////////////////////////////////// Oh BB The working tax payer of course, just like they have footed the bill for the Demo created, fed and bred mentality for votes. The Entitlement class for 40 years now. Hussain O'bummer/O'bowma is the tax handout sugar daddy!
JAY JAY April 29, 2014 at 03:03 PM
READ WHAT RESIDENTS SAY ABOUT IL. http://www.conservativeintel.com/
Gerald Vigue April 30, 2014 at 02:27 AM
You people who complain about this area should get out more. There are many places I could live, and have lived in: Wisc. Mass. Wash. Minn. all ZZZZZ compared to ChicagoLand. When I had a chance to come back to Il. I took it. Bike the drive, here I come. Quit your complaining, get off you duff and enjoy the 1,000s of other things to do in Illinois. Downtown Chicago, - Tons of Fun Things to Do. Navy Pier Chicago, Illinois. It began in 1916 as a shipping and recreational facility. Today, Navy Pier is home to restaurants, shops, and wildly popular attractions. Adler Planetarium Chicago, Illinois. Fans of the universe will be big fans of Adler Planetarium, America's first planetarium. Shedd Aquarium Chicago, Illinois.Chicago Illinois - Aquarium You'll see an incredible collection of sea creatures at Shedd Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois. Built in honor of veterans of World War I, Soldier Field is where the Chicago Bears play their National Football League home games. Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. One of the world's finest art museums, the Art Institute of Chicago presents 5,000 years of phenomenal works. Chicago Illinois - John Hancock Observatory John Hancock Observatory Chicago, Illinois. Millennium Park Chicago, Illinois. Grant Park had been Chicago's main downtown park for many years. In 2001, the park was enlarged considerably with the addition of Millennium Park. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois. Archaeology, science, and history exhibits mark the Field Museum of Natural History, which began in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago. Willis Tower Chicago, Illinois.Chicago Illinois - Willis Tower This big building went through a big name change recently. It was known as the Sears Tower. Now it's called Willis Tower.
TB Plfd April 30, 2014 at 06:50 AM
Chicago is becoming the next Detroit and Illinois should take notes from Wisconsin and Indiana how to pay there bills and keep the states finance in the positive.
JAY JAY April 30, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Gerald V.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We would like to go to all those places and do all those things you talk about. The problem is, WE WOULD FEAR FOR OUR "SAFETY" !!!! Times have changed, not for the better. Another $$$ factor, the cost of parking would break the bank.


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