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Don't Worry, Be Happy

on September 23, 2009 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

Despite the gloomy outlook from entrepreneurs on the status of the U.S. economic recovery, a recent story in the Wall Street Journal suggests that entrepreneurs are typically a happy bunch

Somewhat surprising numbers considering the risk and long hours involved in running one's own business, but not surprising to those who have a passion for what they do.

The numbers come thanks to research done for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index which tracks the well-being for each of the 435 congressional districts in the U.S. andbi-annually on each of the 50 states.

So which states and congressional districts top the overall list for well-being? The top ten states are: 

  1. Utah
  2. Hawaii
  3. Wyoming
  4. Colorado
  5. Minnesota
  6. Maryland
  7. Washington
  8. Massachusetts
  9. California
  10. Arizona


The top districts are: 

  1. California 14 -- Rep. Anna Eshoo (D)
  2. Georgia 6 -- Rep. Tom Price (R)
  3. California 48 -- Rep. John Campbell (R)
  4. Colorado 6 -- Rep. Mike Coffman (R)
  5. New Jersey 11 -- Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)
  6. California 50 -- Rep. Brian Bilbray (R)
  7. California 30 -- Rep. Henry Waxman (D)
  8. Maryland 8 -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D)
  9. California 46 -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R)
  10. California 26 --  Rep. David Dreier (R)



    (Thanks to EJ Reedy at Data Maven for bringing the study to my attention)


    Category:  General  Tags:  gallup, utah, hawaii, wyoming, colorado, minnesota, maryland, washington, massachusetts, california, arizona

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