New Survey Shows Dallas Half-Stressed

Yet another survey places Dallas mid-pack in national stress levels

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    Seems like we just did something similar to this just a few days ago. Oh, yeah, we did.

    Anyway, yet another group, this one Portfolio.com, went door-to-door in the top 50 U.S. markets to ask each and every resident how stressed she or he felt and why. What, they didn’t?

    Oh, sorry, seems the company used criteria such as “local unemployment rates, personal financial data, environmental factors, health risks, crime rates and living standards. These data points were collected from government agencies and private firms as part of Portfolio.com's analysis,” according to the news release.

    And what did they find? Glad you asked. They found Detroit to be the most stressed-out big city in the United States because, probably, they have the Red Wings.

    Salt Lake City ranked as the least stressful major metropolitan area in this land, so living in a city where it’s as difficult to find a beer as it is the Holy Grail must be pretty relaxing.

    Dallas came in at a mediocre ranking of 24th, which places us nearly dead center on the list, and don’t you feel more relaxed? Because we were No. 7 on the other list.

    But that begs the question. Did Forbes catch us on a bad-hair day and Portfolio.com on a good day? Curious.

    I think my stress level is going up if I gotta do another story on stress-level surveys. Just saying, there, boss-man.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He really needs to get in the survey business.