Map #10. The Southernization of America: Average life expectencies are lowest in the former Confederacy.
In the GOP-controlled “red” states in and around what once formed the old South, their unfortunate citizens are worse off by nearly every possible quality of life measure. And of course the average life expectancies for men and women are no exception. While folks up North and in the West (plus parts of Texas and Florida) are living well into their eighties, people in the Old Confederacy start dying off in their 60’s.
Continues on next page: Map #11. The Southernization of America: Rate of Incarceration by State.