Welcome! Login | Register
 

Guest MINDSETTER™ Rep. McKiernan: Car Tolls Benefiting General Fund Will Not Happen—Guest MINDSETTER™ Rep. McKiernan: Car Tolls Benefiting General…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Rep. Morgan: GOP Fought to Make Terrible Toll Bill Better—Guest MINDSETTER™ Rep. Morgan: GOP Fought to Make…

10 Great Things to do in RI This Weekend - Feb. 12—10 Great Things to do in RI This…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Santos: RhodeWorks Amnesty for East Bay & Aquidneck Island—Guest MINDSETTER™ Santos: RhodeWorks Amnesty for East Bay…

SASHA LIV Brand Set to Launch—BENRUS CEO Feroce Assisting in Launch of SASHA…

Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor Coming to RI Comic Con 2016—Gotham's Robin Lord Taylor Coming to RI Comic…

New Security Measures Being Taken at Dunkin’ Donuts & RI Convention Centers—New Security Measures Being Taken at Dunkin' Donuts…

GoLocalTV: RI Leaders Show Support for RhodeWorks & Truck Tolls on Tuesday—GoLocalTV: RI Leaders Show Support for RhodeWorks &…

Providence’s Los Andes Named in Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in U.S.—Providence's Los Andes Named in Yelp's Top 100…

Four McGlynn Leads URI Past George Mason, 81-63—Four McGlynn Leads URI Past George Mason, 81-63

 
 

slides: NEW: How Happy Is Rhode Island—Latest Gallup Well-Being Index

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

 

Rhode Island may need an attitude adjustment, according to the latest Well-Being Index numbers from Gallup-Healthways. The state's latest ranking for happiness is #37 in the nation, a drop of 2 spots from last year's ranking. And that ranking was a drop from the year before.

To quantify happiness, the Well-Being Index is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment, and basic access to necessities crucial to high well-being, including clean water, medicine, safe places to exercise, as well as access to doctors, health insurance, and enough money for food, shelter, and healthcare. The state-level data are based on daily surveys conducted from January through December 2012, including interviews with more than 350,000 Americans nationwide and at least 1,000 residents in each state except Alaska and Hawaii.

The country's happiest state? Hawaii, for the 4th year in a row. Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, and Vermont rounded out the top 5 states with the highest wellbeing scores.

To see how Rhode Island and the capital, Providence, have fared in other recent health-related rankings, see below.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
 
:!