A stunning new poll released this week shows nearly half of San Francisco’s residents want to leave the city; saying the region’s rising costs, soaring crime, and rampant homelessness make the area nearly inhospitable.
According to the new data, just 25% of those asked believe San Francisco and its surrounding towns are “moving in the right direction,” with a staggering 55% saying the area has gone “seriously off on the wrong track.”
Even worse, a whopping 46% of residents said they “agree” with the statement “I am likely to move out of the Bay Area in the next few years.”
The survey, released by EMC Research, further fuels growing speculation the Bay Area is heading towards an all-out crisis as more and more residents leave the region for other areas of the country.
Over the weekend, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled yet another tax scheme; this time raising prices on the state’s “drinking water” to help finance new infrastructure projects.
Read the poll here.
h/t Sacramento Bee