Report: IN, MI rank low in the U.S. for overall prosperity

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Indiana and Michigan ranked low among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of prosperity.

A new report from the American Dream Prosperity Index put Indiana at 33rd in overall prosperity.

Michigan did only slightly better, landing at 29th on the list.

The data, released by the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream in partnership with the Legatum Institute, says the US continues to see a rise in prosperity. This is despite the long-term impacts of the pandemic, rising inflation, and the shrinking economy.

Indiana’s strengths were infrastructure and personal freedom, but the state ranked dead last in natural environment, and 42nd in health.

You can read all of the data by clicking here.



  1. I question their intent. They list “societal cohesion and collective development” as one of their key metrics. They are sponsored by organizations who want to increase spending on healthcare and education…like they don’t get enough of our money already.

    In the “Natural Environment” ranking it looks like you did really well if you had mountains or an ocean.

    Organizations release these lists with specific goals in mind…they want your money for something and they will use these rankings to justify getting it.

  2. All you have to do is hit a search engine and go look at their websites, including their listed addresses.

    Sorry, but whatever these groups are claiming we should do the smart move would be to do the exact opposite.


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