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Old 12-21-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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Hawaii and Montana are both on Gallup's top-ten list and this top ten. They were also both in the top 12 of that "well being" one done awhile back. The two on all three "bottom tens" are Indiana and Ohio.

That may not mean anything, but it was neat to look for commonalities.

 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I do understand Maine's #10 stop.

We are very glad to have found Maine
 
Old 12-21-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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interesting they used data collected over 4 years. i wonder how this list would change given now the economy.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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interesting they used data collected over 4 years. i wonder how this list would change given now the economy.
Do you think it would change?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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Default My ideal weather kiddies

Any state that has this climate would get my vote ,this is where i want to live:

In the winter: Pluto like coldness (where it is 400 below zero) with about 1100 inches of snow per year
In the summer :temperatures that flucate between San francisco summers/phoenix summers and north florida summers
a new england fall with one or two colorado fall days scattered in
a northeast type spring

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Old 12-22-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Do you think it would change?
well, first of all I believe *all* these subjective studies are a bunch of hogwash (yes, even ones where my state may come up near the top). that being said to answer your question.....

yeah, it probably would...some of the "happiest" states were the epicenter of the housing meltdown and have some of the highest unemployment rates...I think that would affect "happiness", don't you?

i just wonder if people (not you particularly) read the methodologies behind these studies, or do they just say "YAY! I'm #1!"...
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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When the economy tanks, people lose their jobs, they lose their homes, and their lives suck.

If this recession were a regional thing, then I could see where the recession would have more effect on one state than another. But this recession is nation-wide.

So how does this recession effect one state more than another?

[Well, okay I can answer this, my inlaws and a few friends live and work in the DC beltway, the recession has completely avoided that area, all of this Fed 'stimulus' spending is being spent on think-tanks and political studies in that area. So they are fully employed and 'happy']

But excluding the DC beltway, I do think that all of the rest of the nation is suffering.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
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When the economy tanks, people lose their jobs, they lose their homes, and their lives suck.

If this recession were a regional thing, then I could see where the recession would have more effect on one state than another. But this recession is nation-wide.

So how does this recession effect one state more than another?

[Well, okay I can answer this, my inlaws and a few friends live and work in the DC beltway, the recession has completely avoided that area, all of this Fed 'stimulus' spending is being spent on think-tanks and political studies in that area. So they are fully employed and 'happy']

But excluding the DC beltway, I do think that all of the rest of the nation is suffering.
Some places are suffering more than others. The states that were flying high 3-4 years ago with the boom in Real Estate (AZ, FL, NV) for instance now have foreclosures and underwater mortgages many times that of other states. The recession did not hit every place equally (MI 14% unemployment -vs- ND 4%). Also, if your house is worth 50% less than when you purchased it 4 years ago, you're underwater and can't sell, and you were polled then and now, don't you think your answer would be different?

Regardless, even if they did a more recent ranking(and I believe they did), I'd still think it's a bunch of bunk.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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I agree with Maine doing well on this list. I went to college in Maine, and everyone was pretty happy and friendly up there. No one ever complained about the snow or cold...what a shock, because I thought most people hated the cold according to those on CD.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Wow, the warm weather states have the top 7 spots.

Florida at #3? I thought that everybody hated Florida and wanted to move back North (according to some on CD)
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