Gallup just released its 11th annual rankings of every state by their “wellbeing” scores . . . in other words, how happy and healthy the people there are. And number one is . . . the only state in the country that’s an island paradise.
The wellbeing scores are based on how people rank five different aspects of their life:
How much they like their job . . . the quality of their relationships and friendships . . . their financial security . . . how much they like their community . . . and their physical health.
Hawaii has the highest wellbeing scores for the seventh time in 11 years. And the rest of the top 10 are: Wyoming . . . Alaska . . . Montana . . . Utah . . . Colorado . . . Vermont . . . Delaware . . . South Dakota . . . and North Dakota.
West Virginia had the lowest wellbeing scores for the 10th straight year. The rest of the bottom 10 are: Arkansas . . . Kentucky . . . Mississippi . . . Tennessee . . . Oklahoma . . . Alabama . . . Louisiana . . . Illinois . . . and Indiana.