Longview ranks as America's "angriest" city in survey
POSTED: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 8:07am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:07pm
(KETK) — A recent Gallup/Healthways survey ranks the city of Longview as America's "angriest city."
The survey was conducted to determine where the nation's cities ranked when compared to each other on various "wellbeing" issues, including things like depression, exercise, cancer, happiness, and - yes - even anger.
Gallup/Healthways conducted 1 million surveys across the United States in order to report the collective wellbeing of residents living in 357 municipal statistical areas. They surveyed 1,000 Americans every day, which equals approximately 7,000 people each week and about 30,000 per month.
The survey found that Americans living in cities in the East and the West tend to have higher wellbeing, while those in the Midwest and the South tend to have lower wellbeing.
Longview ranked as the worst performer when it came to anger, with a whopping 18.7% of the city reportedly being angry. Ocean City, NJ was the best performing city in that category.
According to their website, the Well-Being Index survey is slated to continue for at least 25 more years, until the year 2033. By that time, Gallup claims, they will have interviewed more than 9 million Americans -- approximately 1 out of every 25 adults in the United States.
So, what do you think, Longviewites? Do you think your city is angry? What may have caused Longview to rank so high in the anger category?
Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think!