The driving force is the cost of healthcare, housing and everyday expenses.
However, 70% of people surveyed said they are happy in California. They credit the state’s diversity and inclusion.
The new survey out from the LA Times is just the latest to paint a picture of why people are leaving California.
“Just housing would be just so expensive there,” said Susan Alkayssi.
Families like Susan Alkayssi’s or Blanca Nunez’s already made their decision to move.
“Our money’s gonna go a lot further,” said Nunez.
The costs of housing, healthcare and everyday living expenses dominated the reasons.
UC Berkeley Assistant Political Professor Omar Wasow said these are not just numbers on paper.
“What we’ve seen recently is that California is losing population now, and so this is a very serious threat to California’s existence as a growing thriving state,” said Wasow.
Surveys like these are quick to be used.
“On the right, you see the stories about Californians wanting to leave being elevated as a story about …