The 2015 Sangamon County Citizen Survey indicates residents are generally in good health, with access to health care. 96% report having health insurance. That's up about 7% from the last survey in 2013 and is a potential result of the federal health care law.
Fewer residents also say they are pessimistic about their personal finances, from 21% in 2013 to 13% now.
Education in the county, both public and private, got good marks. More also say the county has strong leadership.
So why do the overall numbers show fewer positive ratings for life in Sangamon County?