HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- According to a new survey, half of the people living in Connecticut are looking to leave.

The new InformCT Consumer Confidence Survey was put out by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center.

The survey said 47 percent of the people who responded said it was likely they would be moving out of the state within the next five years.

When asked to agree or disagree with the statement “Connecticut is a good place to live and raise a family,” 44 percent gave a “thumbs up.”

The survey also found:

  • 56% are concerned about being able to afford health insurance (down from 59% a year ago)
  • 33% are concerned about their job or that of their partner/spouse in in jeopardy (virtually unchanged from last quarter and last year). An identical percentage, 33%, is unsure
  • 49% believe they will not have enough money to retire comfortably (down from 25% in the previous quarter but up from 22% a year ago)

The online survey of 505 state residents was conducted in June 2019, and has a margin of error of 4 percent.

In response to the new survey, Gov. Ned Lamont said “I am trying to get people a sense of direction. This state now has some momentum. What it is going to look like over the next three years and 10 years."

Lamont added he is working to get the state moving and talking with companies to help create jobs and train people for those jobs.

To see the full survey findings, click here.

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(6) comments


The simple truth is that taxpayers try to leave, as non taxpayers flood into the state. Enough already!


and yet there are bloggers on this very article that may have voted for Ned (not me) Very sad they'll still have not learned a thing and will voted another democrat in for CT next Gov because of pure ignorance (oh this will be better though syndrome)


What Lamont wants and what the people want are two different things. Ee have no desire to pay his $700,000,000.00 tolls and the inflation costs of goods and services that goes up with it. Just resign! Get someone who's not a hypocrite in. Turn things around.


Nobody wants to pay those tolls either. I don't know anyone who enjoys living here. Place is run by a dictator.


"Survey says half of CT residents are looking to leave". The other half have already left. All thanks to Democrat/Socialists.

Jules Winnfield

A big thanks to Democrats and their voters for putting this state in the hole. It baffles me how people would consider voting a convicted felon who spent 7 years in prison back into the same office. And now Eddie Perez is taking another shot at criminal activity and ruining Hartford again. No doubt he'll win the election, like calls to like. How Malloy managed to dodge prison time for illegally soliciting campaign funds is a head scratcher. Sad times we live in when voters have to stick to the left versus voting in the best person for the job.

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