The poll found its data through more than 177,000 interviews across the United States, recording each state’s “well-being” index.
Each state was given a grade based on five elements: purpose, social, financial, community and physical.
Texas scored at a 63.1 for tenth place, but is not too far behind the happiest state, Hawaii, which scored a 65.2. West Virginia, who unfortuantely is the state with the lowest score in the entire country scored a 58.9.
Overall, the country is happier as a nation. Last year, the average score was 61.7, and we’ve increased our happiness levels to 62.1 this year.
The Top Ten Happiest States include:
3- South Dakota
The Ten Unhappiest States Include
1- West Virginia
9- Rhode Island