Study: Florida Will Continue To Be One of America's Worst States to Live In

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If you think Florida is a crappy place to live now, well, bad news, it's not going to get any better any time soon. Gallup recently culled together data across 13 metrics to decide which U.S. state will be the best to live in the future. Florida came in 45th out of 50.

To come up with the rankings, Gallup averaged each state's rank in 13 different metrics after conducting surveys across the country. Some metrics were determined by the percentage of residents who agreed with certain statements like "they learned something new yesterday."

Here's how Florida did on each:
  • Economic Confidence Outlook: 34th
  • Job Creation Index: 38th
  • Employed Full Time for an Employer: 48th
  • Standard of Living: 42nd
  • Whether residents of individual areas of a state think their city is getting better or worse: 37th
  • "Learned something new yesterday": 34th
  • "Manager treats you like a partner, not a boss": 42nd
  • "Easy to find clean safe water": 42nd
  • "Easy to find a safe place to exercise": 29th
  • How many residents think their life will be better in 5 years: 12th
  • Low obesity rates: 17th
  • Nonsmokers: 27th
  • Visited a dentist in the last 12 months: 39th
"The findings are based on the results of over 530,000 interviews with U.S. adults conducted Jan. 2, 2011, through June 30, 2012, as a part of Gallup Daily tracking and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index," Gallup says. "The selection of the 13 metrics was not based on any statistical model, but rather on their presumed relevance to future livability. Each metric contributed equally to the final ranking."

What's almost tragic about these results is that our highest ranking comes in the category of how many of us think our lives will be better in five years, while the rest of the results seem to indicate that it probably won't be for most of us. Maybe we just don't think things here could possibly get any worse. Well, sorry.

In case you're looking to move, Utah came in first overall, followed by Minnesota, but who wants to buy a coat? Just don't move to West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Nevada or Arkansas -- the five state below us -- if you don't want things to get worse.

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hortonspacescience
hortonspacescience

Florida has turned to crap. The government is playing with the weather and making it ugly every single day by making it to where there are no clouds, wind or rain. Every single day is a poopy butt ugly blue sky day with no clouds. Florida is supposed to have clouds every single day and or rain. Florida is almost out of water because of this too. Then you have these leechy house sellers that want to make a life time income off of one house sale.They even hire african american money pushers who stalk you at stores, ride 4 wheelers up and down your street and sit outside your house every single day in their cars blazing thier bass systems trying to scare you into paying the house off in a hurry or to try and make you move so they can repeat the same process over with another buyer. Sad. Everyone is buying campers so they can stay at a cheap campground and millions of houses are turning up empty making Florida look like a ghost town. Florida was never like this until 2008 arrived. Oh and don't give me that bs about the pressure in the atmosphere is too high and that is why there are no clouds. I moved to Florida when I was 15 and I am now 36. It was always cloudy and windy every single day and it would rain often until 2008 arrived. Florida is just complete shit now. If you live in florida and do not own your home grab a camper and head for the camp ground! Housing scams are increasing dramatically! If you are up north and thinking of coming to Florida don't! Stay up there, you will have a better life!

hortonspacescience
hortonspacescience

Florida has turned to crap. The government is playing with the weather and making it ugly every single day by making it to where there are no clouds, wind or rain. Every single day is a poopy butt ugly blue sky  with no clouds. Florida is supposed to have clouds every single day and or rain. Florida is almost out of water because of this too. Then you have these leechy house sellers that want to make a life time income off of one house sale.They even hire african american money pushers who stalk you at stores, ride 4 wheelers up and down your street and sit outside your house every single day in their cars blazing thier bass systems trying to scare you into paying the house off in a hurry or to try and make you move so they can repeat the same process over with another buyer. Sad. Everyone is buying campers so they can stay at a cheap campground and millions of houses are turning up empty making Florida look like a ghost town. Florida was never like this until 2008 arrived. Oh and don't give me that bs about the pressure in the atmosphere is too high and that is why there are no clouds. I moved to Florida when I was 15 and I am now 36. It was always cloudy and windy every single day and it would rain often until 2008 arrived. Florida is just complete shit now. If you live in florida and do not own your home grab a camper and head for the camp ground! Housing scams are increasing dramatically! If you are up north and thinking of coming to Florida don't! Stay up there, you will have a better life!

smith_brett_e
smith_brett_e

LOL- "Nonsmokers" is an actual metric? Was this survey sponsored by Summers Eve? Idiocy..lmao.

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