Gallup and Sharecare Announce 2017 State Well-Being Rankings

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gallup and Sharecare released 2017 results from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which found significant declines in well-being across U.S. states. Findings painted a bleak picture of the well-being of Americans with zero states improving well-being by a statistically significant measure – marking a first in the nearly 10-year history of the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index.

Despite the national downturn, the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index found improvement in several traditional measures of physical health in 2017, such as the proportion of Americans reporting participation in regular exercise, abstention from smoking and being overweight. Community well-being – defined as liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community – also improved for Americans between 2016 and 2017.

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