SHOW ME THE RECORD: The state of Missouri's well-being

Monday, May 21, 2012 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 10:51 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 4, 2012

Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to                                                                                   

The records: The 2011 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for Missouri broken down by city and congressional district.

Why you'd want them: The data here break down each state's happiness into six categories: life evaluation, mental health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment and basic access. The report then takes this data and rates Missouri's overall well-being. According to the poll, Missouri is ranked at 43 — low on the nation's happiness scale.

Where you go to get the records: Go to and then click "Missouri" and download the record. 

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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