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'Californians have worst quality of life,' new report states

For some, the splendor of the Golden State isn't all its cracked up to be, at least according to a new report.

Posted: Mar 1, 2018 10:55 AM
Updated: Mar 1, 2018 10:57 AM

For some, the splendor of the Golden State isn't all its cracked up to be, at least according to a new report. 

Californians have the worst quality of life. Hard to believe, isn’t it? The state of California has been ranked No. 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s quality of life ranking.

The magazine conducted a study based on two categories, natural environment and social environment per state.

To evaluate a state’s natural environment, researchers evaluated the quality of drinking water and air and the total toxic chemical pollution per square. They also looked at how much each state puts its residents at risk for long-term effects from pollution.


In the social environment category, states are given a score based on how much people are involved in their communities and how much time they spend with their families, friends and co-workers. They also looked at the average voter turnout at the 2016 presidential and congressional elections.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1249923690
Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
San Joaquin606567
Kern597989
Santa Clara5678166
Tulare5509148
Sacramento493278
Stanislaus436450
Contra Costa435788
San Francisco414550
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3787111
Marin322730
Kings285539
Monterey234317
Solano198527
Merced179312
Sonoma151914
Placer99311
San Luis Obispo8774
Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
Del Norte580
Mono491
Amador360
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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A hot week will transform into an even hotter weekend over northern California as high pressure stays in control of our weather. No rain is in the forecast, but it will cool a bit by late next week.
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