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Relax: Longview residents no longer angriest in America

By Richard Yeakley
May 7, 2013 at 11:51 a.m.


In 2012, Longview was not listed by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index as the angriest city in America.

Lauren Kannry, director of public relations for the polling giant, said for the year, there were not enough samples from Longview to include the city in the data set.

In Rockford, Ill., a 150,000 person city west of Chicago, 22 percent of residents reported being angry on any given day, making it the city with the most anger reported in the 189 metropolitan statistical areas surveyed by Gallup-Healthways in the year.

"We would say residents reported a lot of anger on any given day," Kannry said.

Gallup released the findings after questions about the "Angriest city in America" were raised following an Esquire Magazine <a href="http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/how-to-deal-with-anger" target="_blank">blog post</a> published Friday.

The post referred to information from 2008 to 2010 which showed Longview as the city with most anger with 18.7 percent of residents reporting anger on any given day.

The post also said the information was released in recent weeks giving Longview the unfortunate title, despite its original publication more than two years ago.

"It's a good thing to not be and that's something we can all be happy about," city spokesman Shawn Hara said.

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