All Polled: We're Totally Contented and, Like, Totally Depressed
San Francisco, which falls within Congressional District 8, ranked high, too. The poll takes into account not just health, but social and mental contentment as well. So California, and the Bay Area, appear to be totally stoked on life! Except that, uh, a record number of Californians also think our state is totally in the toilet. Huh.
A Field Poll (number 2302 if you're keeping track!), released today, states that "Californians describe the state's general economic conditions and their own economic well-being and outlook in unusually grim terms." Yeeks. Only 11percent of voters over 65 are "very confident" that they posses enough income or assets to last the rest of their lives and 76 percent of voters think the unemployment picture is "serious." (Again with the vague-ness. How does one quantify seriousness? Is it PBS-documentary-serious, or my-doctor-called-he-needs-to-give-me-some-news-that's-best-delivered-in-person serious? Suffice to say, it's not a positive assessment of our financial situation.)
So, apparently, Californians are both very content and lying awake nights wondering when our Tivos will be repossessed.
Also, according to Stanford University, we're all slated to break out in adult acne. But only the people who live in the Most Well District will be able to afford the treatment doled out by seasoned dermatologists. Rats.