HAWAII VOTED MOST THRIVING AREA FOR RESIDENTS

In today’s rough economy, it is interesting to view how American’s are thriving in today’s financial climate. Gallup’s life evaluation poll ask’s people on a scale of one to ten their contentment with their lives. Result’s are given in three cells thriving, struggling or suffering.

So which state is content with their lives despite the declining job market? It is no surprise that Hawaii takes the lead as the most satisfied. The ten most satisfied places are as follows:

  1. Hawaii– 65.5% of residents feel they are thriving
  2. Alaska –  59.5%
  3. Wyoming –  57.7%
  4. Maryland — 56.8%
  5. North Dakota –  55.5%
  6. Georgia — 55.3%
  7. Texas — 55.1%
  8. New Mexico — 54.7%
  9. Louisiana — 54.7%
  10. Utah  — 54.3%

When asked what residents expected their well-being will be in 5 years, the top ten with the most  positive outlook are as follows:

  1. Hawaii: 8.2 on a scale of 1 to 10
  2. Georgia — 8.0
  3. Alaska — 7.9
  4. Maryland — 7.9
  5. Texas — 7.9
  6. Louisiana — 7.9
  7. Mississippi — 7.9
  8. Utah — 7.9

The U.S. overall rate of well-being of 66.3% stacks up well against the rest of the world. Our Canadian neighbors rate theirs at 62%, Mexicans at 52%, Cubans at 24%. In Europe five countries exceed the U.S. : Denmark (82%), Finland (75%), Norway (69%), Sweden (68%), and Netherlands (68%).  The UK comes in at 54%, France at 35%, and Germany at 43%. Only 9% of China’s people believe they are thriving, India’s, 10%

Source:

http://www.forbes.com

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