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Community with Highest Rate of ‘Wellbeing’ Also One of the Most Religious

A recent Gallup survey found that Provo-Orem, Utah—an area that also ranks as one of the country’s most religious areas—ranked No. 1 as part of the project to find cities with the highest rates of “wellbeing.” To determine wellbeing, the researchers used six factors: “life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.” It’s not the first time religious values and wellbeing have been linked. A previous Gallup report found that “ The statistically significant relationship between religiousness and wellbeing holds up after controlling for numerous demographic variables.” Two areas in West Virginia ranked lowest on the wellbeing score …

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