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    Top 5 Happiest States in the U.S.

    West Virginians Happier, but Still Least Happy

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    Here is a full list of all the states based on wellbeing scores:

    1. Hawaii: 70.2

    2. North Dakota: 70.0

    3. Minnesota: 69.2

    4. Utah: 69.0

    4. Alaska: 69.0

    5. Colorado: 68.4

    5. Kansas: 68.4

    6. Nebraska: 68.3

    7. New Hampshire: 68.2

    8. Montana: 68.0

    9. South Dakota: 67.8

    10. Vermont: 67.7

    11. Maryland: 67.6

    12. Virginia: 67.4

    12. Iowa: 67.4

    12. Massachusetts: 67.4

    13. California: 67.3

    13. Washington: 67.3

    14. Connecticut: 67.2

    15. Oregon: 67.1

    16. Wyoming: 66.9

    16. Wisconsin: 66.9

    16. Idaho: 66.9

    17. New Mexico: 66.8

    18. Maine: 66.7

    19. Arizona: 66.6

    20. Texas: 66.4

    21. Georgia: 66.3

    22. New Jersey: 66.2

    23. North Carolina: 66.1

    24. Pennsylvania: 66.0

    25. Illinois: 65.9

    26. South Carolina: 65.7

    26. New York: 65.7

    27. Rhode Island: 65.6

    28. Louisiana: 65.5

    29. Michigan: 65.3

    30. Oklahoma: 65.1

    30. Indiana: 65.1

    31. Nevada: 65.0

    31. Tennessee: 65.0

    32. Florida: 64.9

    33. Missouri: 64.8

    34. Arkansas: 64.7

    35. Alabama: 64.6

    36. Ohio: 64.5

    37. Delaware: 64.2

    38. Mississippi: 63.4

    39. Kentucky: 63.3

    40. West Virginia: 62.3

    These results were based on telephone interviews conducted as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey from Jan. 2 - Dec. 29, 2011. A random-digit dial was used to sample 353,492 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

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