What your favorite US State is worst at.

Via on Mar 18, 2014

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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu

 

For reference:

Thank god for Redditors, a fact check.

Not a very accurate list. Fact checks on a few of them:

WY is 3rd in suicides, Alaska is #1. http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/10-states-with-the-highest-suicide-rates-most-depressing-and-suicidal-states-1261/

CA and most north east states have higher day care than OR. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-06-20-day-care-table_N.htm

CA, UT, CO, AL have more bankruptcies than TN. http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/state-us-bankruptcy-filing-statistics-1276.php

TX is in the middle of the pack in graduation. http://www.americashealthrankings.org/ALL/Graduation/

WI is #5 on the drunkest state list. NH is #1: http://www.mainstreet.com/slideshow/lifestyle/drunkest-states-america

 

This will sadden you further: Map:

Just 20 years.

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Okay, now, to cheer you all up:

The Happiest Cities, States & Countries: all in one Map. {Infographic}

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7 Responses to “What your favorite US State is worst at.”

  1. Uh oh. California? worst for business? Oy to the vey.

  2. Justin says:

    Vermont is the state with the least Iraq war casualties, lower than Hawaii, North Dakota, Rhode Island. The least. http://icasualties.org/Iraq/USCasualtiesByState.a
    This whole terribly sourced thing never should have happened. But I clicked on it, so I guess you win.

  3. Jenny says:

    Maryland, most cursing? Shit, I'll take it!

  4. grawp says:

    F you and your source for the happiest cities map. Combined with the Money magazine rating for Best place to raise children, I may be forced to leave the place I like because the rent will become prohibitive. A curse on people who choose rather than working to better the place they already live to just buy their way into the place that other people worked to make better. Such people are cheap. No wonder Colorado also leads in the most use of the drug of arrogance–cocaine.

  5. Amoreena says:

    Why such a negative post? Especially one that is immediately torn to shreds factually before it’s even done. Also, Minnesota may have such a high rate of drug and alcohol dependency because they lead the nation in treatment and sufferers flock there from other states for good treatment…

  6. Paul says:

    What are these states BEST at?…

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