Mapping American Quality of Life

Mapping Quality of Life in  the USFrom the New York Times, an interactive map  measuring happiness in the USA. The results are based on a 3 year long Gallup survey, in which 1,00o randomly selected people were called each day and interrogated about various aspects of their life.

Results are displayed by congressional district.  Using the side menu it’s possible to switch between the composite well-being results, and any of the twenty individual indicators making up the over-all index. These include things like stress, health problems and work environment status.

In the related article Gallup come up with a statistical composite for the happiest person…

he’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.

…and the NYTimes then dig out some lucky guy matching this description.


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