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Rural Nebraska Tops Nationwide Well-being

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The Daily Yonder shares a great take on community well-being broken down by state and congressional subdivisions.  The project is part of a well-being and happiness project between the American Health Insurance Plans and Gallup.  Some very interesting tallies can be made from the report that I argue are reflexive of cultural and economic stability – the more stable your community the happier you tend to be.  A swath of happiness and well-being can be found right smack dab in the middle of the country – the same place that the recession has had the least affect.

Take a look for general well-being by congressional district:

Overall Well-Being by Congressional District

Overall Well-Being by Congressional District

Now have a look at emotional well-being by congressional district:

Emotional Health by Congressional District

Emotional Health by Congressional District

Rural Nebraska is one of the more happier places in America.  Interesting indeed – could it be related to any number of our amenities and assets that we have out here?  Or the stability of our local economy and the affordability of our lifestyles?


Written by Caleb

March 31, 2009 at 2:59 am

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  1. […] a comment » Last week we wrote a bit about Nebraska as tops in the nation for overall well-being and emotional health.  This week Good Morning America […]

  2. […] That would reflect our decline in statewide unemployment along with several other indicators of Nebraska’s economic vitality we’ve seen in the past month and a half.  Include the fact our local ethanol plant should be […]

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