Happiest States

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Which State is the Happiest?


The results of the Gallup Healthways Well-being Index were released, giving insight into which states are the happiest – and which states are the saddest.

Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a state perhaps best known for sun and surf snagged the top spot on the list (think: volcanoes and leis), but there are some upsets in the mix (are New Yorkers REALLY happier than people from Indiana?).

The index evaluates areas such as healthy behavior and work environment, among others, in ranking wellbeing among the states, and according to the report, “1000 adults, seven days a week” were spoken to in telephone interviews.

Gallup points out that states from the West, Midwest and New England held many of the top spots, while the South took many of the spots at the low end of the scale.

State

Well-being Score
Happiest Rank

Alabama

64.2
45

Alaska

66.1
31 T

Arizona

67.1
22 T

Arkansas

64.1
46

California

67.4
18 T

Colorado

69.2
2

Connecticut

67.6
17

Delaware

68.6
26 T

DC

NA
NA

Florida

65.8
34

Georgia

66.1
31 T

Hawaii

71.1
1

Idaho

67.1
22 T

Illinois

66.6
26 T

Indiana

65.1
42

Iowa

68.1
9 T

Kansas

67.7
14 T

Kentucky

62.7
49

Louisiana

64.7
43

Maine

67.3
20 T

Maryland

68.0
11 T

Massachusetts

68.1
9 T

Michigan

65.6
36

Minnesota

68.9
3

Mississippi

63.6
48

Missouri

65.5
37 T

Montana

68.5
6 T

Nebraska

68.5
6 T

Nevada

65.2
39 T

New Hampshire

68.4
8

New Jersey

66.1
31 T

New Mexico

66.7
25

New York

66.2
30

North Carolina

65.7
35

North Dakota

67.4
18 T

Ohio

64.6
44

Oklahoma

65.2
39 T

Oregon

67.1
22 T

Pennsylvania

66.5
29

Rhode Island

65.5
37

South Carolina

65.2
39 T

South Dakota

68.0
11 T

Tennessee

64.0
47

Texas

66.6
26 T

Utah

68.8
4

Vermont

68.6
5

Virginia

67.7
14 T

Washington

67.7
14 T

West Virginia

61.3
50

Wisconsin

67.3
20 T

Wyoming

67.9
13

Source:  www.weather.com/health/happiest-saddest-state-20170301

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