Government Technology

How Happy is Your State?



April 5, 2009 By

If unemployment, non-mortgage debt and foreclosure numbers are an accurate indicator of residents' happiness, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas have the happiest citizens while Oregon's are the saddest. MainStreet.com conducted a "Happiness Index," -- a national survey of economic well-being, ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Hawaii, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Wyoming, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin round out the top 10. At the bottom of the rankings were Florida, California, Nevada and Rhode Island. According to Mainstreet.com economic contentment is to be found in "small cities, towns and corn fields" rather than in major urban areas.


| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Improving Emergency Response with Digital Communications
Saginaw County, Mich., increases interoperability, communication and collaboration with a digital voice and data network, as well as modern computer-aided dispatch.
Reduce Talk Time in Your Support Center by 40%
As the amount of information available to citizens and employees grows each year, so do customer expectations for efficient service. Contextual Knowledge makes information easy to find, dropping resolution times and skyrocketing satisfaction.
Emerging Technology Adoption in Local Government
In a recent survey conducted by Government Technology, 125 local government leaders shared their challenges, benefits and priorities when adopting emerging technologies such as cloud, mobility and IP. Read how your jurisdiction’s adoption of technology compares to your peers.
View All

Featured Papers