A new report shows that Michigan is the only state in the country where "well-being" fell from 2000 to 2010.
The Social Science Research Council's Measure of America report was based on life expectancy, educational attainment & average personal earnings. Michigan went from 19th place in 2000 to 32nd in 2010. The biggest reason for a drop in well-being was due to a $7,000 decline in earnings... the largest drop than any other state. States considered to have the best overall well-being are big governments with high-tax economies, such as Connecticut. Despite being the only state where well being scores fell, Michigan still ranks better than 19 other states.