More fantastic news about our great state of Idaho: In a Gallup/Sharecare ranking of Well-Being in the States earlier this year, Idaho was named 8th-best in the US!
The Gallup and Sharecare organizations team up every year to gauge the well-being of the nation:
The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which includes more than 2.5 million surveys, captures how people feel about and experience their daily lives. As part of the GallupSharecare State of American Well-Being series, this report examines well-being across the nation, including how well-being varies by state and which states lead and lag across the five elements of well-being. The five elements are:
- Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
- Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life
- Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
- Community: liking where you live, feeling safe, and having pride in your community
- Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily
Idaho moved up from 18th in the 2016 rankings to 8th in these most recent 2017 rankings.
Most of us know Idaho is a wonderful place to live — except, of course, for some of the “progressive” Down-on-Idaho Democrats who regularly trash our state.
Just recently, Paulette Jordan, the Democratic candidate for governor, said, without providing any backup or details, that Idaho is “50th in the nation on almost every single function of our government and our society.” Democratic leaders in the state Legislature call Idaho a “scroll-down state.”
Fortunately, that negative rhetoric doesn’t hold up against the truth. We’ve got a great state, with great people, and we’re proud of it!