Americans Most Satisfied in Cold Northern States, Least Satisfied in Nevada

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Offline larsonstdoc

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http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/61288


I don't totally agree with this article.  The weather sucks here in the Midwest. 2 feet of snow is melting and now, HERE COME THE FLOODS.


Americans Most Satisfied in Cold Northern States, Least Satisfied in Nevada
Friday, February 12, 2010
By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief

(CNSNews.com) - Although they may more often be inconvenienced by snowy weather, more Americans tend to say they are satisfied with their standard of living in cold northern states—including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Alaska—than in other regions, according to a new Gallup poll.

While residents in former Gov. Sarah Palin's Alaska registered one of the highest rates of satisfaction with their standard of living, residents in Nevada, which is represented in the Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid, registered the lowest rate of satisfaction out of all 50 states.
 
Over the course of 2009, Gallup asked more than 350,000 Americans across all 50 states this question: "Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your standard of living, all the things you can buy and do?" A higher percentage of residents in northern states tended to say they were satisfied, with five of the Top 10 states bordering on Canada.

Hawaii was the warmest state to register in the Top 10, placing 9th just ahead of New Mexico which ranked 10th.
 
In North Dakota, 82.3 percent said they were satisfied with their standard of living, giving that Canadian-border state the No. 1 ranking for citizen satisfaction. South Dakota ranked second with 80.8 percent of its residents saying they were satisfied.
 
Former Gov. Sarah Palin’s home state of Alaska placed third with 80.4 percent of its residents saying they were satisfied with their standard of living and Minnesota placed fourth with 79.4 percent saying they were satisfied. Iowa (79.0 percent), Nebraska (78.3 percent), Montana (78.0 percent), Idaho (77.6 percent), Hawaii (77.4 percent) and New Mexico (77.4 percent) rounded out the top 10.
 
Being cold and in the North, however, did not guarantee that a state would rank high for resident satisfaction with their standard of living. Michigan, a cold Canadian border state, ranked 48th with 70.1 percent of residents saying they were satisfied.
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Nevada ranked dead last with 69.0 percent of residents saying they were satisfied with their standard of living. Rhode Island ranked next to last with 69.8 percent saying they were satisfied.
 
Top Ten States for Resident Satisfaction with Standard of Living
 
1-North Dakota                                   82.3
2-South Dakota                                  80.8
3-Alaska                                              80.4
4-Minnesota                                       79.4
5-Iowa                                                 79.0
6-Nebraska                                        78.3
7-Montana                                          78.0
8-Idaho                                               77.6
9-Hawaii                                             77.4
10-New Mexico                                  77.4
 
Bottom Ten States for Resident Satisfaction with Standard of Living
 
50-Nevada                                           69.0
49-Rhode Island                                 69.8
48-Michigan                                         70.1
47-Ohio                                                 70.9
46-Georgia                                           71.0
45-Florida                                             71.2
44-Arkansas                                        71.4
43-South Carolina                              71.4
42-West Virginia                                 71.6
41-Tennessee                                    71.6
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Offline Tuppence

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Hmm, statistics statistics. 

Something tells me the correlation of satisfaction to location has little to do with the weather.  They were asked if they were satisfied with their standard of living, & what they could buy and do.  Typical non-news reporting, drawing a conclusion from nothing :)

Let's see, what else could make a person satisfied?   Income, relative economy, occupation, religion, politics, quality of life, etc....




Offline citizenx

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Americans least satisfied in Nevada?

Harry Reid.

Maybe, it's not the weather.