Bad roads, the Rust Belt, the largest city in bankruptcy: These are some of the negative visions that people have of Michigan.
A recent Gallup Poll showed that only 28% of Michiganders said Michigan was the best or one of the best possible states to live in.
But you're still here.
That's the question Michigan Radio is asking as part of our Why I Stay project.
Mark Brush of Michigan Radio is running it, and he joined us on Stateside.
*Listen to the full interview above.