Where Does CT Rank on U.S News’ “Best States”?February 28, 2017
Connecticut ranks highly on some metrics and poorly on others. Find out where U.S. News & World Report has our state in 2017.
U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 “Best States” ranking on Tuesday. Connecticut had a mixed showing in the annual rankings.
Overall, Connecticut is #12; however, it’s only fourth of the six New England states, ranking behind Massachusetts (#1), New Hampshire (#2), and Vermont (#10.)
What lifted Connecticut to #12? Its education system (#4 – though that may change if Malloy’s budget passes), and its low crime rate, according to U.S. News.
What dragged Connecticut down? The economy: the state’s economy ranked only #38 out of 50 states. That may be generous, though, as CNBC ranked Connecticut #43 in “Top States for Business” just last year.
Connecticut was also only #20 in “government” for U.S. News, good enough for middle of the pack. Some Connecticut residents may disagree with that high ranking, given Dan Malloy’s 64 percent disapproval rating.
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