A recent YouGov poll released Tuesday found that Americans rank Hawaii as the best place in the U.S. and Washington D.C. as the worst.
The poll asked Americans to choose the better of two states in a series of head-to-head matchups. D.C. was available for choosing, though it is a district and not a state. The places were rated based on their “win-percentage,” or how often each place was chosen when it was placed against another state, according to YouGov.
Hawaii received the top place, with nearly 69% of Americans choosing it as a winner of the state match-ups. Washington D.C. received the lowest percentage polling at 35%.
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Colorado took second place, polling at 65%, purportedly due to its recreational marijuana industry, hiking, and mountain views. (RELATED: Wisconsin Being Ranked As The 38th Best State Is America Is Criminal)
The two lowest-rated places behind the District of Columbia were Alabama and Mississippi, respectively. Both places polled at 38% compared to D.C.’s 35%. The low polling is said to be due to low income and health care access across the district.
A total of 1,211 US adults were chosen for the YouGov poll over a period of a few days from March 12-15, according to YouGov. Respondents were given seven different match-ups between states and places in the U.S.