This interactive map shows why people stay in Michigan

May 23, 2014

Credit Image made by Mark Brush

For the last two weeks, people in Michigan have shared their reasons for staying in the state.

We asked people to publish images that capture why they stay after a Gallup poll showed that 37% of us would rather live somewhere else.

This was a project with 10 other public radio stations spread across the country. We all asked our audience members to use the hashtag #whyIstay when sharing a picture.

Thousands of people shared their reasons for living where they do.

You can view all the entries here. And here's a map of some of the pictures shared in the entire project .

And this map shows a few of our favorites from Michigan (you can also view it by clicking here):