Dayton metro ranks low on well-being survey

The Dayton metro area ranked low on an annual survey that ranks well-being.

The Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being survey measure how people feel and experience their daily lives, ranking 186 metros based on things like having good physical health, having a sense of purpose and having financial security.

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“The data and insights from this report can be used as a call to action for communities around the country, leveraging it to benchmark and identify opportunities for well-being improvement,” the report stated.

The Dayton metro ranked 144 out of 186.

Other Ohio rankings: Cincinnati ranked 121, Columbus ranked 125, Cleveland-Elyria ranked 127, Toledo ranked 136, Akron ranked 142, and Canton ranked 185.

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Overall, in 2017 the national Well-Being Index score for the U.S. in 2017 was 61.5, which is a decline from 62.1 in 2016.

The survey involved 337,690 telephone interviews with U.S. adults and only metros with at least 300 completed interviews are reported.

For the full report, read more here.

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