Rhode Island is Stressed Out!

“For the past five years, Hawaii has consistently ranked as the least stressed state, while West Virginia, Kentucky, and Utah have been among the most stressed states. Despite this, Utah residents join Hawaii residents in reporting among the highest levels of enjoyment in the U.S., while West Virginia and Kentucky residents report some of the lowest levels of enjoyment.  While the relationship between stress and enjoyment is not clear, states with the highest stress levels tend to report less daily enjoyment.”

Seth Dixon‘s insight:

In addition to being the state with the least joy, Rhode Island is ranked as the 2nd most stressed out state.  What are some factors that may account for this regional variation?  What explains Rhode Island’s relative levels of stress and enjoyment?   

See on www.gallup.com

How Many Rhode Islands?

How Many Rhode Islands is a simple web application that shows and tells you how many Rhode Islands would fit inside a given country.

Seth Dixon‘s insight:

The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance is as pleased as could be to discover this marvelously fun website.  While the Ocean State is larger than countries such as Andorra, Nauru, Tuvalu and Malta, there are not many countries smaller than the smallest of the United States of America.  Russia could contain 5,445 ‘Rhode Islands’ and the United States could contain 3,066 Rhode Islands (that’s a LOT of senators!). 

See on howmanyrhodeislands.com