EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Some residents in Indiana's third-largest city are taking issue with new a poll that ranks Evansville as one of the nation's "most miserable cities."
The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index measures American metropolitan areas based on a range of health and wellness factors. The recently released 2012 index ranks the Evansville metropolitan area 182nd out of 189 U.S. metro areas.
Elizabeth Tharp of Evansville-based Welborn Baptist Foundation tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/15UcnlY ) that the Well-Being Index "isn't really the best measure to tell us how we're doing."
And Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke notes that the poll relies on self-reported data. He says the results from 546 Evansville residents who responded to the survey reflected "how people saw themselves on the day they were asked whatever questions were asked."
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