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A Vote for Happiness

While looking at some data that compared Minnesota and Indiana I learned about the Happiness Index.

More precisely the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is an index that is composed of six areas of a happy, healthy life. The areas are life evaluation, physical health, healthy behaviors, work environment, emotional health, and basic access. The index has been compiled for six years with 2013 the latest year that has been published.

Spoiler alert Indiana doesn’t fair well in the Happiness Index. Minnesota ranked 4th happiest and Indiana was 40th.

On a more local note the index ranks the 434 Congressional Districts. Our own district, IN-2 came in 388th, that is comfortably in the bottom 20% of the nation. The report can be read at Wellbeing .

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