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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?

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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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