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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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