We live in tense times in Colorado. Our nation is feeling the pressure as well. A surprising amount of Americans want to secede from the United States.

23 percent of Americans in all 50 states want their state to secede from the United States. Do Coloradans want to secede? Here is your answer.

Seceding Explained

You have probably heard the term secede. It is most commonly heard when the Civil War is brought up.

Here is how the Dictionary.com defines seceding.

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to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.

Do Coloradans Want to Secede?


YouGov asked 35,000 Americans in all 50 states about their interests, or lack thereof, in seceding.

21 percent of Coloradans support the idea of secession. From an average standpoint, Coloradans support secession less than the rest of the country.

Alaska wants to secede more than any other state and Connecticut has the least interest.

Coloradans Have Attempted to Secede Before


In 2013, a group in Weld County attempted to secede and make a new state: North Colorado. The idea of North Colorado, the 51st state in the United States, was a major national news story.

The attempt failed, but it was not the last time Weld County tried to distance itself from Colorado.

In 2021, Weld County residents made another attempt. Rather than trying to establish a new state they proposed to leave Colorado and become a part of Wyoming.

That effort also did not come to fruition.

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