Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mapping the Nation's Well-Being!

I read this article in the New York Sunday Times "Week in Review Section".   For the last three years, Gallup has called 1,000 randomly selected American adults each day and asked them about indicators of their quality of life.   Responses are converted to the Gallup-Healthways "Well-Being Index".   Some responses are below:

Other categories (with similar findings) include:
  • Stress
  • Obesity
  • Work Environment
  • Job Satisfaction

Is there a pattern here? there a pattern here?

And what's up with Kentucky and Mississippi?   They already have a prominent position on my list of (non) retirement states or my southern friends (similar pattern).   Then again, there's Mitch McConnell, the senior senator from Kentucky, and Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi and potential presidential candidate for 2012?

By the way...Senator McConnell's personal fortune is estimated at $32,756,000 in 2009, having increased by $800,002 since the previous year, and ranking as the 12th wealthiest member of the U.S. Senate.   I wonder if the good citizens of Kentucky know this little tidbit!   They should!   Then again, they, and their fellow citizens from Mississippi:
  • haven't learned anything lately
  • can't visit anyplace outside of America
  • are unhappy, unhealthy and depressed!

Oh...I forgot about Kentucky state senator Mike Harmon.

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