Happiest States, 2013

The following table lists the happiest states in 2013—new this year is North Dakota in the top spot. The former number one, Hawaii, still ranks in the top ten, at number eight. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey included questions about job satisfaction, healthy behaviors, physical health, emotional health, and other aspects of everyday life.

Rank State
1.North Dakota
2. South Dakota
3. Nebraska
4. Minnesota
5. Montana
6. Vermont
7. Colorado
8. Hawaii
9.Washington
10. Iowa
11. New Hampshire
12. Utah
13. Massachusetts
14. Wisconsin
15. Maine
16. Alaska
17. California
18. Maryland
19. Arizona
20. Kansas
21. Texas
22. Illinois
23. New Jersey
24. Virginia
25. Oregon
26. Nevada
27. Georgia
28. Delaware
29. Idaho
30. Florida
31. Connecticut
32. North Carolina
33. New Mexico
34. Wyoming
35. New York
36. Pennsylvania
37. Michigan
38. South Carolina
39. Rhode Island
40. Indiana
41. Louisiana
42. Oklahoma
43. Missouri
44. Tennessee
45. Arkansas
46. Ohio
47. Alabama
48. Mississippi
49. Kentucky
50. West Virginia
Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

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