If you got up this morning in Provo, Utah, or Boulder, Colo., feeling a strong sense of well-being — it may not just be you. You live in one of the two top population centers for well-being, according to Gallup.
But if you lay your head to rest each night in the West Virginia burgs of Huntington or Charleston and you just couldn't see to get out of bed because you had the blues — don’t become overly concerned. Your entire town self-reports as one of the two lowest in the nation for that elusive sense of well-being.
However, Provonians shouldn’t get swelled heads. Says Gallup: “Although Provo-Orem has the highest overall well-being score, it does not lead in any of the six domains of well-being that we measured in 2012 and 2013. Residents of Ann Arbor, Mich., rated their current and future lives the best, for the second year in a row, and those of Huntington-Ashland rated theirs the worst.”
Ann Arbor led the way in “life evaluation,” a Gallup measure of how good folks feel about their present and future.