Politico's Margaret Slattery has reprised H.L. Mencken's 1931 "The Worst American State" project, and found, among other things, that the honor still belongs to Mississippi. Using 14 available rankings — none of which are new, it bears mentioning — she determined that "Live Free or Die" New Hampshire is the nation's "strongest" state, while Utah ranks close behind in fourth.
You can read the rest of Margaret's story here. And you should. But appropriating the data she's collected, we bring you a rough sketch of Utahns:
• Utahns don't make a ton of money (44th in per capita income), but most have jobs (fourth-lowest unemployment rate), relatively few are in poverty (13th-lowest poverty rate), their wealth is evenly distributed (third-least income inequality) and Utahns are more likely than residents of 40 other states to own homes.