The Urban Institute has a report by Bob Lerman and Tom Kingslev citing metropolitan areas suffering from "double trouble" 2007-2009. They define "double trouble" as occurring in a metro area experiencing job losses and falling housing prices during that time. A map shows that "double trouble" is most common in California, Florida and the rust belt. Conversely, the metro areas in the mostly rural middle of the country have fared better.
Gallup put together a map showing the percentage of respondents in each survey who are "thriving." The survey is based on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale. The discrepancies between countries were large with the country with the highest percentage of residents thriving at 82 percent (Denmark) while the lowest rate was 1 percent (Togo).