A study produced by WalletHub found Michigan is suffering the slowest recovery from the response to the coronavirus pandemic, while Iowa is enjoying the quickest.
WalletHub analyzed data in three categories: Coronavirus Health, Leisure & Travel, and Economy & Labor Market. Each metric, such as restaurant capacity limits and hospitalization rate, was given a weighed point value for a total potential score of 100.
Iowa had a score of 75.25 for the 1st overall rank. South Dakota had an overall rank of 4th, but scored first in the Leisure & Travel and second in the Economy & Labor Market categories.
Of other states in the Top 10 — Nebraska, Alaska, New Hampshire, Utah, Kansas, Connecticut, Arkansas, and Idaho — only one has a Democrat governor (Connecticut).
Among states with the most notable stringent lockdown policies, California ranked 25th, New Jersey 31st, New York 35th, and Pennsylvania 46th.