Poll Ranks Two Calif. Cities Among Top Five in U.S. for Well-Being
A national Gallup poll that assessed levels of well-being in states and regions has found that two of the five highest-ranking metropolitan areas in the U.S. are located in California, CNN's "The Chart" reports.
The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont regions placed first and third, respectively, on the list of the top five highest-scoring metropolitan areas for well-being, according to the poll.
The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index surveyed 353,492 adults in 2011.
Survey questions related to individuals' physical health, emotional health, behaviors, access to care and perceptions about their lives ("The Chart,"Â CNN, 2/27).Â
On a scale of 0-100, with 100 representing ideal well-being, Hawaii ranked first in the U.S. with a score of 70.2. West Virginia ranked last among states with a score of 62.3.
According to the poll, California received a score of 67.3.Western and Midwestern states generallyÂ received high well-being scores, while Southern states typically were ranked lowest, according to the poll (Standish, Gallup poll, 2/27). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.