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Louisiana At The Bottom…Again

In a new survey by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Hawaii ranks as No. 1 as the happiest state in the United States. The survey looked at six categories: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment/job satisfaction, physical health, healthy behavior, and community satisfaction which included an assessment of access to healthcare.

The top 20 Happiest states with their well-being scores (out of 100 points)
1. Hawaii: 71.0 11. Nebraska: 67.8
2. Wyoming: 69.2 12. Maryland: 67.5
3. North Dakota: 68.4 13. Washington: 67.5
4. Alaska: 68.3 14. Montana: 67.3
5. Colorado: 68.0 15. Kansas: 67.2
6. Minnesota: 68.0 16. New Hampshire: 67.2
7. South Dakota: 68.0 17. Vermont: 67.1
8. Utah: 67.9 18. California: 67.0
9. Connecticut: 67.9 19. Iowa: 66.9
10. Massachusetts: 67.8 20. Idaho: 66.9
The bottom 10 states
1. West Virginia 61.7 6. Ohio 63.8
2. Kentucky 61.9 7. Delaware 64.2
3. Mississippi 63.0 8. Nevada 64.2
4. Arkansas 63.7 9. Louisiana 64.3
5. Alabama 63.7 10. Michigan 64.6

See the full report at www.livescience.com/13107-happiest-states-2010-list.html.

[Via:  Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index/Livescience.com]

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