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These Are the 10 Most Livable Cities in the U.S.

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In the US, unrest seems to be growing by the day.

Over the weekend, a driver identified as a man with Nazi sympathies plowed through a crowd protesting against white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Several cities, including Baltimore, New Orleans, and Lexington, Kentucky, are removing or seeking to remove Confederate monuments, even as others fight to preserve them.

Mass shootings in 2017 are outpacing those in previous years, with more than 150 attacks so far. The past few months have seen instances of domestic terrorism and racially motivated violence, including shootings and firebombings at churches, on the streets, at mosques, and even at a congressional baseball practice.

There have also been dozens of demonstrations from various sides of the ideological spectrum.

All these factors can affect the well-being of those who live in cities, according to a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. On Wednesday, the group released its annual “Global Liveability Index,” which ranked 140 cities worldwide by how “livable” they are, considering economic stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

Those that score best tend to be midsize cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density. These factors can encourage a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels and overburdened infrastructure (e.g., roads, subways, housing).

The report notes that some US cities have declined in score, partly because of civil unrest linked to terrorism-related violence and President Donald Trump’s policies.

The US cities that ranked the highest are below:

10. Los Angeles

Cityscape, Los Angeles
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Overall global rank: 47

9. Atlanta

Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, America
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Overall global rank: 47

8. Seattle

USA, Washington State, Belt of venus in Seattle
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Overall global rank: 45

7. Minneapolis

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Overall global rank: 41

6. Pittsburgh

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Overall global rank: 41

5. Miami

Vintage automobile and hotel, Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA
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Overall global rank: 38

4. Chicago

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Overall global rank: 38

3. Boston

Famous Acorn Street in Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Overall global rank: 34

2. Washington, DC

US Capitol Building, National Mall and Northwest Washington at sunrise from Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA
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Overall global rank: 30

1. Honolulu

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
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Overall global rank: 17

This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com

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