Do You Live in a Happy State? Here's the Latest Data

Gallup's Well-Being Index proves one thing we already know: It's cool to live in Hawaii. Here's more.
Staff Writer

Anyone who’s ever strolled the beaches of Maui or hiked the rainforest in the Kauaʻi's Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve won't be surprised that Hawaii top’s Gallup's Well-Being Index once again.

For the fourth year in a row, Hawaiians have top marks in 50 different measures of well-being, from physical health to working environment. More Hawaiians ranked their lives as “thriving” than residents in any other state. In addition, those who live in the rainbow state were most likely to experience daily enjoyment and least likely to experience daily worry or stress.

For the survey, Gallup interviewed 1,000 randomly chosen participants by phone about their lives every day for a year. The residents ranked their state on the measures of well-being on a scale from 0-100, with 100 being the highest score.

The top five rankings are listed below:

Hawaii (71.1)
Colorado (69.7)
Minnesota (68.9)
Utah (68.8)
Vermont (68.6)

The lowest ranked states were Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and West Virginia.

To see the full list of scores or find out more about the survey, visit Gallup’s website.

Via Time.




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