A new Gallup study shows that Hawaii is still the best U.S. state to live in, when it comes to your emotional and physical states.
Gallup’s well-being index took a look at approximately 177,000 random telephone interviews and assessed well-being across six areas: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. And Hawaii has come out on top in the emotional and physical health categories which is enough to push the tiny state to the top of the overall list.
And while living on the island is apparently great, those in the North aren’t doing so bad either. North Dakota and Alaska snagged the second and third place spots for overall well-being. Not faring so well on the index, however, were many of the southern states; eight of the bottom 11 states are in the South, with West Virginia in the bottom spot.