People who vacation in Hawaii almost always place “the people” really high on their lists of things they enjoyed about their visits. They mention the prevailing aloha spirit. They rave about the friendly service and how warm and helpful everyone is.
Apparently there’s a logical reason for that. Those of us who live here really like it.
A study called The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows that Hawaii is tops in the whole country — at eighty-two percent — when it comes to having the highest number of people who are satisfied with their standard of living. Local residents seemed to be worried about the economy getting worse … but not as concerned about it affecting their standard of living. Surely one’s own sense of well being would be reflected in the way he or she relates to others. We’re happy and we want you to be happy, too.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is the most recent indication of the satisfaction of Hawaii residents. Recent reports have also reflected successful efforts by the Lingle-Aiona Administration in seeking an improved standard of living.
This is the first time the Well-Being Index results were given for states. Previously only numbers for the nation as a whole were announced.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher