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Report: Alabama Ranks 47th in Well-being Poll

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(WHNT) – A recent Gallup study ranked the 50 states according to the physical and emotional health of residents. Alabama was ranked 47th, dropping two ranks since last year, according to the study.

The study accounted for factors such as physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such as food, shelter and healthcare to create the rankings.

The data collected for this study is based on more than 178,000 interviews with American adults across all 50 states, conducted from January-December 2013, according to Gallup.

Gallup has been collecting data on Well-being since 2008.

Well-being Top 10:

  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Vermont
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Washington
  • Iowa

Well-being bottom 10:

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Ohio
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Louisiana



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