Special Report

The Best Thing About Every State

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Oklahoma
Best thing: Low excessive drinking rate

About 14.1% of adults in Oklahoma report excessive drinking, the fifth lowest rate in the country and compared to a national average of 19.0%.

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Oregon
Best thing: Commuters bicycle to work

Workers in Oregon are more likely to bike to work than those in any other state. About 2.0% do, the highest share in the country. For reference, just 0.5% of workers nationwide commute by bicycle.

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Pennsylvania
Best thing: Cheesesteak

Debate rages on about who makes the best Philly cheesesteak, but the sandwich is popular enough to be made all across the country.

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Rhode Island
Best thing: 94.9% of residents have access to places for physical activity

Rhode Island residents are more likely than Americans in all but one other state to live in close proximity to places like parks or recreation centers.

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South Carolina
Best thing: Charleston has the best weather

Tourists are beguiled by the antebellum charms of Charleston, which ranks as the U.S. city with the best weather.

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