Gallup Well-Being Map

The Atlantic Cities website published a map based on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index that charts the levels of happiness across states based on such factors as emotional health, work environment, physical health, life evaluation, healthy behaviors and access to basic resources. Maryland and Virginia stand out the “happiest” east of the Mississippi and below New England. The most happy states include Hawaii, North Dakota, Minnesota, Utah, Alaska, and Colorado. The least happy states include Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and two of our neighboring states, Delaware and West Virginia.