Forty-one percent said the Peach State is the best or one of the best states to live in. Twenty-four other states had higher percentages led by Montana and Alaska (77 percent each).
Rhode Island was at the bottom at 18 percent, just behind Illinois (19 percent) and Mississippi (26 percent).
Georgia was tied with New York and
Arizona, and trailed other southern states Virginia and Tennessee (47 percent)
and Florida (46 percent).
"Residents with the most pride in their state as a place to live generally boast a greater standard of living, higher trust in state government, and less resentment toward the amount they pay in state taxes," the poll found.
The poll was conducted from June through December of 2013 and included interviews with at least 600 residents in every state. The results were released Thursday.
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