New Poll: Utah poised to be the best U.S. state to live in

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 7 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: If the 'forward-looking metrics' Gallup used in a new poll are to be believed, Utah will be the best state to live in the future.

Utah does best in part because it is among the top two best-performing states for low smoking habits, ease of finding clean and safe water, having supervisors who treat workers like a partner rather than a boss, learning something new or interesting on any given day, and perceptions that your city or area are "getting better" rather than "getting worse."

Read more about the new poll on Gallup.

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