The Not-Well New England State

Perhaps Rhode Island’s problem is it’s size. I mean, looking at the map that accompanies the results to Gallup’s poll concerning Americans’ well-being, one can hardly tell that we’re in the “lower range” category. I mean, the bottom half of New England is “midrange,” and Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine made the “higher range” category so it looks like the region’s doing pretty well. You can hardly see the little bile-colored spot amidst the region’s green hue.
And yet, there we are, in company with the Deep South.

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index 2009 state-level data encompass more than 350,000 interviews conducted among national adults aged 18 older across all 50 states. Gallup and Healthways started tracking state-level well-being in 2008. The Well-Being Index score for the nation and for each state is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.

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Patrick
Patrick
11 years ago

So we’re in the same shape as the state whose main city was decimated by a major flood a few years ago and some of those people still don’t have their homes back. That’s what RI compares to. Nice.
Yet Tim Williamson tells people that RI isn’t that bad off.

Ken
Ken
11 years ago

Patrick,
New Orleans, LA has the Super Bowl trophy and is not listed as the 3rd most likely state to go bankrupt. You are degrading New Orleans and the State of Louisiana comparing it to the State to Rhode Island.
Also New Orleans has a vibrant economic tourist bureau that creates a tourist and convention industry bringing in a lot of dollars into the state unlike RI.
Have you looked at the Visit Rhode Tourism web site?: http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/
Most all the people in the RI videos are over 50 some standing in lines. Nice way to portray the state but it’s true! You go to a RI festival and people once they get their food or drink stand there blocking others from ordering! I stopped going to RI festivals and started going to MA. CT, NH, VT and ME festivals because of the RI rudeness.

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