Gallup surveyed Americans on 20 different quality of life indicators (stress, depression, health problems, job satisfaction, exercise, etc), and the New York Times threw them all on a map for contemplation. Below is the composite “Well-Being index”. Thanks to Allison Stanfill for the link! (related article)
Gallup’s website compares the indicators over time:
A similar Gallup index of “US Satisfaction” was also recently visualized by Good:
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