Iowa ranks third in the nation on a new survey of “most livable” states.Kansas-based publisher Morgan-Quitno Press puts Minnesota and Colorado atnumbers one and two with third-place Iowa just in front of Kansas and Utah.The rankings are based on 43 factors, things like: education, crime,employment, spending on the arts, and number of sunny days.Company president Scott Morgan says Iowa has traditionally done very well onthe annual survey.This year’s bottom five are: Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, West Virginiaand Mississippi at number 50.