America’s report card – residents weigh in on their own states

September 22, 2011
897 Views

National sentiment

Leading into an election cycle, American sentiment appears to be fairly pessimistic with most states grading the education system, health care system, state economy, environmental friendliness, natural beauty and entertainment in their state ranking poorly. While some residents ranked their state high in categories like natural beauty, health care and education consistently ranked low for most respondents.

Although the methodology is unclear and the sample size is unlikely large enough to make a broad assessment, taken as a pulse, this poll gives an idea of the general sentiment in America that we have a lot of improving to do, even at a state level.

How does your state rank?

Click to enlarge.

Four out of five mortgage applications are now for refinance loans

Mortgage application volume Although mortgage applications rose slightly by 0.6 percent last week over the prior week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, refinances now account for 78.3 percent of the total application volume. Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) applications decreased to 6.7 percent of the total application volume while the…
real-estate-houses
Unaffordable housing across the board According to the U.S. Census Bureau, rents are increasing while paychecks are not. Over half of Americans that rent put at least 30 percent of their household income toward rent while roughly 25 percent of renters pay out half of their income to their landlord.…



Advertise at AG

Tara Steele is the News Director at The American Genius, covering entrepreneur, real estate, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, simply click the link below.

Leave A Comment


5 + = thirteen