Connecticut Leads All States, Most Nations In Development Index

In an index measuring life expectancy, educational attainment and productivity, Connecticut not only ranks higher than all other states but is ahead of all countries except Norway and Germany, according to data compiled by The Economist magazine.

The British journal merged a state-by-state index, which was reported earlier this month, and a United Nations Human Development Index, to reach its conclusion.
States ranking below Connecticut were New York, Wyoming, California and Illinois, in descending order. Nations below Germany — and below Connecticut — were Sweden, Australia, Switzerland and the United States.

— Mara Lee