US News and World Report released its official rankings of the best and worst places to live in the United States this week, revealing residents in the liberal bastion of California have the lowest quality of life compared to other citizens around the country.
The damaging report tallies key “quality of life” indicators such as air pollution, sense of community, voter participation, taxation, cost of living, and others. California found itself hovering near the bottom of the list for nearly all indicators; ranking dead last in air quality and second to last in voter turnout.
“Despite its beaches, redwood trees and Hollywood glam, the state’s blemishes are often highlighted. Los Angeles consistently leads as the world’s most traffic-congested urban area and even its own citizens have tried to secede multiple times,” writes USA Today.
At the top of the list was North Dakota followed by Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and South Dakota.
The state of California has been thrust into the national spotlight in recent weeks, with local officials informing illegal aliens of ICE raids throughout the Bay Area as communities feel the pressure following decades of failed liberal policies in the region.