Like many cities in America under control of the far left, San Francisco is suffering under a wave of crime while paying extremely high taxes.
As a result, an increasing number of residents in the city are thinking of moving out.
According to a recent poll, that number has grown to almost half of the city. Yes, really. Half.
The Washington Examiner reports:
40% of San Francisco residents plan to leave due to quality of life: Poll
Almost half of San Francisco residents are planning on moving out of the city due to rising crime and a deteriorating quality of life, according to a recent poll.
The poll of 500 San Franciscans, commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, showed that just over 40% of residents plan to move out of the city in the next few years.
Additionally, 8 out of 10 people polled said crime has increased in the city, and almost 90% of those polled said they believe that the homeless crisis has gotten worse. Roughly three-quarters of residents in San Francisco said their quality of life has declined over the past year.
“For the second year in a row, 70% of residents feel that the quality of life in San Francisco has declined,” the chamber wrote. “Considered in light of the pandemic, these views are somewhat unsurprising. However, what stands out in the polling results is the strikingly high and consistent number of respondents who now view homeless and crime as the leading problems facing the City. Roughly 88% see homelessness as having worsened in recent years, and an overwhelming 80% see addressing this homelessness crisis as a high priority.”
Target is closing all of its stores in the city.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) July 2, 2021
Imagine a city the size of San Francisco losing almost half of its population.
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) July 1, 2021
This would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.