Ranked 7th worst

Startling news for us from Gallup:

Dayton ranks 7th worst in overall well-being among 190 American communities, and the worst in the state of Ohio, according to Gallup and Healthways surveys conducted in 2014-15.

The only communities scoring worse than Dayton are Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana; Utica-Rome, New York; Flint, Michigan; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, Pennsylvania; and Rockford, Illinois.

The surveys looked at five well-being indicators: having a sense of purpose; being supported with personal relationships; having control over personal finances; liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community; and having good health and energy.

Last month we reported that Gallup ranked Ohio 4th worst in the nation for over-all being. Gallup’s report this week drills down into communities.

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