The state of Wisconsin was recognized for its overall quality of life by U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s second-annual “Best States” list and its overall standing rose five spots in the rankings.
The quality of life category was added to the U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best States rankings criteria in an effort to factor in the natural and social environment in a state, including drinking water quality, pollution, voter participation and community engagement, based on data provided by McKinsey & Co. The state of Wisconsin ranked third among all U.S. states for that new metric, which became the Badger State’s highest-ranking category.
Overall, Wisconsin ranked as the 11th-best state in the U.S., improving from its ranking of 16th in last year’s inaugural rankings. Iowa was rated the best state in the country in 2018, according to U.S. News.
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