CT drops to 31st in US in well-being

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In the latest Gallup Well-Being Index CT dropped to 31st among states in 2013; we were in pretty good shape at 16th the year before. The Index includes typical measures such as rates of obesity, smoking, depression and eating produce, but also includes questions about other, less well measured but critical well-being indicators such as having safe places to exercise and learning new and interesting things daily. CT scores behind VT, MA, NH and ME in New England, but ahead of RI. By domain, CT’s best performance is in Healthy Behaviors (9th); our worst domain is Work Environment (49th). CT’s drop of 15 ranks from 2012 to 2013 was the second worst among states.