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WalletHub Study: 2015’s Most And Least Happy States in America

By Fabiola Antunes
In Culture
September 15, 2015
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With research proving that money can contribute to happiness up to a certain dollar amount, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Most and Least Happy States in America.To find the states that are home to the happiest Americans, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. Their data set ranges from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates.

 

Happiest States in America Least Happy States in America
1 Utah 42 Michigan
2 Minnesota 43 Ohio
3 Hawaii 44 Missouri
4 Colorado 45 Oklahoma
5 North Dakota 46 Arkansas
6 Nebraska 47 Tennessee
7 Washington 48 Mississippi
8 Iowa 49 Kentucky
9 Massachusetts 50 Alabama
10 Wyoming 51 West Virginia

 

Key Stats

  • Oregon’s depression rate is twice as high as Hawaii’s.
  • Montana’s suicide rate is four times as high as the District of Columbia’s.
  • The District of Columbia’s long-term unemployment rate is four times as high as North Dakota’s.
  • West Virginia’s heart attack rate is three times as high as Utah’s.
  • Utah’s volunteerism rate is three times as high as Louisiana’s.
  • The District of Columbia’s divorce rate is twice as high as Utah’s.

For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-least-happy-states-in-america

One Response to “WalletHub Study: 2015’s Most And Least Happy States in America”

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