Kentucky Ranks 49th in New Survey of Well-Being

Mar 8, 2017

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Kentucky once again ranks next-to-last in a national survey of well-being.

The 2016 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows Kentucky tied with Indiana and Oklahoma with the second-worst scores of any state in the nation.

Only West Virginia ranked lower. Kentucky ranked 49th in the category of “physical”, which is defined as “having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.”

The commonwealth was 44th in the category of “purpose”, which measures how much residents like what they do each day and if they’re motivated to achieve goals.

Kentucky’s best category ranking was 29th in community, which looks at whether respondents take pride and feel safe in the area where they live.

Tennessee came in 38th in the overall rankings.