Is Your City Happy or Miserable?

March 26, 2014 at 3:16 PM 2 comments

Gallup is out with its latest Well-Being Index, a look at how Americans in various metropolitan areas perceive their own wellbeing based on a variety of factors, including health, work environment, and access to basic necessities.

According to Gallup, Americans’ life evaluations have improved, emotional health and healthy behaviors have remained stable, and basic access, physical health, and work environment have declined over the six years it has tracked wellbeing.

The five most miserable cities are:
Gallop 3-26-14

And the five happiest cities are:

Gallup 3-16-14

I live in Boulder, Colorado.  This is roughly the view out the window above my desk where the computer I’m typing on is.  (Our house is on the opposite side of the little lake in the foreground.)  Why wouldn’t I be happy?  The only problem?  I wish the Pacific ocean was off to the left.

Boulder Colorado via Kyle via Wikimedia commons

(Image “Kyle” via Wikimedia Commons)

More here.


Entry filed under: Musings.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. margber  |  March 26, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Mine is Happy!! Chicago!

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  March 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM


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