The Gallup survey ranks Utah #1 for future livability with high marks across 13 metrics including slow smoking rate, clean water and a positive perception of where residents live.
Utah sets the national standard for smoking, for workers being treated as partners by their supervisors, and for ease of finding clean, safe water. Meanwhile, North Dakota maintains strong economic indicators and Hawaii tops all the states in standard of living. Elsewhere, residents of Mississippi anticipate the best life in five years and Minnesotans find it easiest to locate a safe place to exercise. Colorado leads all states with the lowest obesity, and residents of Connecticut are the most likely to have visited a dentist in the last 12 months. South Dakotans are more likely to see their cities/areas getting better than residents of any other state.