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If you live in Mississippi, there's a good chance you're short on cash, Gallup finds

By PAUL HAMPTON

jphampton@sunherald.com

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If you live in Mississippi, you probably have more dreams than cash.
If you live in Mississippi, you probably have more dreams than cash. Tribune News Service

Mississippi ranks 43rd in the latest Gallup Well-Being Rankings.

The state ranked highest, 22nd, in "purpose," the sense you like what you do every day. It was the worst-off state financially. Less than a third of Mississippians said they have enough money to do everything they want to do.

It's in the bottom 10 of every other category: Social, encouraged by someone to be healthy (42); community, city or area where you live is a perfect place for you (41); and physical, view physical health as near perfect (44).

As a nation, things are looking up. Fewer people are uninsured, fewer are smoking, more are exercising and food and health-care insecurity are down. Obesity remains a problem and is increasing.

Hawaii remains at the top of the poll. Find our where other states rank here.

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