According to a poll commissioned by the state’s public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, the people living in Bavaria feel even more connected to their homeland than before. Around 97 per cent want to live in Bavaria and feel at home.
The satisfaction thus increased further. Three years ago, 73 per cent were "very glad" to live in Bavaria, now it's 75 per cent. At that time 82 per cent felt "absolutely" at home, now it’s 88 per cent. The statement, "here is my home" now fits 83 per cent, three years ago it was 78 per cent. Especially under-30-year-olds identify increasingly with Bavaria.
Even the "newcomers" from Germany and abroad feel more comfortable in Bavaria than in 2012. 75 per cent of those coming from foreign countries are "very glad" to live her, 59 per cent of those that moved to Bavaria from elsewhere in Germany feel the same way. 53 per cent of the people hailing from other parts of Germany rate the quality of life higher than in the rest of Germany, while only 42 per cent of those born in Bavaria feel that way.
Next to landscape and nature, closeness to friends and lifestyle, respondents greatly appreciated the feeling of a good social interaction and “being there” for others. The proportion of the population who agrees to this aspect, rose from 37 per cent in 2012 to 52 per cent. The Institute mindline media had polled 1.031 people from the Free State, aged from 14, by telephone from late July to early August this year. The results were published on Monday, November 2.