Are you successful? Do you feel successful? Are the peoplearound you successful? If surrounding oneself with success improvesone's chances of success, then perhaps the folks are on to something. wondered whether a“successful” state is considered so because of how its governmentis run and the economy's performance, or because ofhow financially successful itsresidents may be.

And, curious as ever, they decided to run the numbers, includingboth those factors, to see which of the 50 states and the Districtof Columbia would be judged most and least successful.

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