Happiest States, 2012

The following table lists the happiest states in 2012—Hawaii came in first, again! 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.Hawaii
2. Colorado
3. Minnesota
4. Utah
5. Vermont
6. Montana
7. Nebraska
8. New Hampshire
9.Iowa
10. Massachusetts
11. Maryland
12. South Dakota
13. Wyoming
14. Virginia
15. Washington
16. Connecticut
17. Kansas
18. California
19. North Dakota
20. Wisconsin
21. Maine
22. Idaho
23. Arizona
24. Oregon
25. New Mexico
26. Delaware
27. Texas
28. Illinois
29. Pennsylvania
30. New York
31. Alaska
32. New Jersey
33. Georgia
34. Florida
35. North Carolina
36. Michigan
37. Rhode Island
38. Missouri
39. Nevada
40. South Carolina
41. Oklahoma
42. Indiana
43. Louisiana
44. Ohio
45. Alabama
46. Arkansas
47. Tennessee
48. Mississippi
49. Kentucky
50. West Virginia
Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

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