Secessionist Movement Spreads Across Party, Income Lines
According to a recent poll from Reuters, 23.9% of Americans have at least some desire for their states to leave the Union.
Reuters asked 9,000 people the following question:
"Do you support or oppose the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?"
According to Reuters, 23.9% of those that responded said that they were "strongly or provisionally inclined to leave the United States".
The Southwest region of the United States is the most enthusiastic about leaving the country as a full 34% of respondents said that they would consider leaving the Union. Let's take a look at the results by region:
Southwest - 34%
Rockies - 26%
Southeast - 25%
Far West - 22%
Great Lakes - 22%
Plains - 21%
Mid Atlantic - 21%
New England - 19%
According to the survey, 26% of men said that they would consider leaving the Union, while 22% of women would consider a secession of their state from the USA.
The survey also revealed that the lower the income, the higher the inclination to want to secede:
$25k - 28%
$25k-$50k - 24%
$50k-$75k - 24%
$75k-$100k - 24%
$100k-$150k - 21%
$150k+ - 19%
According to Reuters, the reasons for wanting to leave the Union were varied and many, including mistreatment of veterans, wars, deficit spending, partisanship politics and illegal immigration.
Source: Reuters.com - One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why?
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