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Old 03-11-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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Default Cheers to California- Ranked 9th as the Most Happiest State

Gallup, Healthways and America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) just released their extensive survey on the "individual and collective health and well-being" of individuals living in the US. This study, according to the website, is a research on the mental, social, and physical health of resident's in each state. And out of 50 states, Cali came in 9th.

Here is a list of the top ten and bottom 10...

The top 10 States for overall happiness and well being include:

1. Utah
2. Hawaii
3. Wyoming
4. Colorado
5. Minnesota
6. Maryland
7. Washington
8. Massachusetts
9. California
10. Arizona

Bottom 10 States for overall happiness and well being include:

41. Michigan
42. Tennessee
43. Oklahoma
44. Missouri
45. Indiana
46. Arkansas
47. Ohio
48. Mississippi
49. Kentucky
50. West Viriginia

I guess Cali isn't that bad like most of the "negative" former resident's say. Which puzzles me on why they still care and continue to post comments on a state they have left already. This report is being promoted to be a tool for Senators and Congressional leaders to use to evalute their constituents.

State and Congressional District Resource for Well-Being (http://www.ahiphiwire.org/wellbeing/ - broken link) (Use to Quick Report Builder) to get the results.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Because people get a sick, perverted pleasure out of beating a dead horse.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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From the same report, The Bay Area in particular is one of the happiest regions in the nation.
Bay Area ranks high in contentment survey
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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The only one on the "Happiest" list I find suspect is Maryland.

I've watched The Wire, man. Ain't nothing happy about it.

Also ironic is Washington, since Seattle is usually (unfairly) regarded as the suicide capitol of the nation.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Considering how gerrymandered our congressional districts are, especially in CA, I would take this survey with a big grain of salt. My district (50th) is ranked 6th the nation and the district where my best friend lives (53rd), which is literally less than 200 feet from my house and basically across the street, is ranked 161st in the nation.

Notice how almost all of the happiest districts are also the wealthiest.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Considering how gerrymandered our congressional districts are, especially in CA, I would take this survey with a big grain of salt. My district (50th) is ranked 6th the nation and the district where my best friend lives (53rd), which is literally less than 200 feet from my house and basically across the street, is ranked 161st in the nation.

Notice how almost all of the happiest districts are also the wealthiest.
Yes,
spread the wealth around and make us all happy?
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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How could it be one of the most happiest states when Stockton was rated the most miserable city in the country and most big cities in California are similar to Stockton?
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Most big cities are not similar to Stockton. You're not from here, are you?
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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How could it be one of the most happiest states when Stockton was rated the most miserable city in the country and most big cities in California are similar to Stockton?
When one makes a ridiculous statement with absolutely no basis, please post links to support such statements....
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Most big cities are not similar to Stockton. You're not from here, are you?
L.A. is full of illegal aliens, thugs, etc. So it's similar to Stockton in that aspect.
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