Staying happy in Illinois
I’m entertained, but also somewhat offended, by the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index released a couple weeks ago which showed my home state of Illinois did not make the Top 10 list for the happiest states in the country.
The data was apparently based upon information received through daily interviews in 2012 with 500 adults from across the country. The survey was based, in part, upon the state’s weather and climate, emotional and physical health of its residents and job satisfaction.
According to the index, if Illinois residents are looking for the happiest states in which to live, they might consider relocating to Hawaii, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah or Vermont, which make up the top five happiest states in the union. Or, we could consider a move to Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Iowa or Massachusetts, which round out the “top ten” happiest states in the county.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org