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The 10 Best States in America

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Megan Trimble of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 11: Many Americans take pride in their state, often claiming their home state to be better than the rest.Now, the 2018 U.S. News Best States rankings can help settle the debate. In an assessment of how states are serving their residents – from health care to education – theses 10 state performed the best overall in the 2018 Best States rankings. The rankings, formed in partnership with McKinsey & Company, analyze thousands of data points to measure how states best serve their citizens.

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Many Americans take pride in their state, often claiming their home state to be better than the rest.

Now, the 2018 U.S. News Best States rankings can help settle the debate.

In an assessment of how states are serving their residents – from health care to education – theses 10 state performed the best overall in the 2018 Best States rankings. The rankings, formed in partnership with McKinsey & Company, analyze thousands of data points to measure how states best serve their citizens.
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