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Old 02-16-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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Gallup poll that came out yesterday...

Well Being: Top 10 States

Hawaii
Utah
Montana
Minnesota
Iowa
Vermont
Colorado
Alaska
North Dakota
Kansas

Bottom 10:

West Virginia
Kentucky
Arkansas
Ohio
Nevada
Indiana
Alabama
Tennessee
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Rhode island
Louisiana

Based on life evaluation, emotional health, work enviroment, physical health, healthy behaviors and access to basic necessities.

Ideal well being score is 100...Hawaii's score was 70.2.
Lowest score was West Virginia at 60.5

Interesting...there's only one state in the top 10 I would even consider!
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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I am with you ans i would have to be very wealthy to even consider that state really.I see one other state but the specific area of the state would require that I live only part time there really.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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I don't know how the score was achieved for every state, but it looks like the differencies between individual states are very subtle. Highest 70, lowest 60, that seems to be very close.
Really, hard to make any conclussion on the results of this survey.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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The article can be found here:

Well-Being: Hawaii Tops Utah for Nation’s Best

Gallup also did the same thing for large cities:

Among Large Cities, San Jose and D.C. Lead in Well-Being
"Among the nation's 52 largest metropolitan areas that Gallup surveyed in 2009, San Jose, Calif., had the highest well-being in the nation followed closely by Washington, D.C., according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Rounding out the top five well-being cities are Raleigh, N.C., Minneapolis, and San Francisco."

"Las Vegas ranked last in 2009 in overall well-being among all large cities, defined as those with a population size of 1 million or greater, with Providence, R.I.; Jackson, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; and Cleveland just ahead."

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Old 02-16-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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I don't know how the score was achieved for every state, but it looks like the differencies between individual states are very subtle. Highest 70, lowest 60, that seems to be very close.
Really, hard to make any conclussion on the results of this survey.
Yes, I noticed that also. A range of only 60 (lowest) to 70 (highest) probably shows that the differences are statistically insignificant. Thus, useless.

I can show you places in Minnesota and Montana that are not worth living in, and probably could find places in Tennessee and Kentucky that are very nice.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:51 AM
 
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Let's see, Gallop employees ask random people if they are happy at work, how their supervisor treats them, how many sick days they've taken in the past month, whether they eat fruits and vegetables and exercise, and then they take those responses and rate the states from 1-50.

I'm not sure what's more ridiculous, that Gallop coducted such a poll or that the results were considered newsworthy.
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