WalletHub Study: 2015’s Most And Least Happy States in America
By Fabiola Antunes
September 15, 2015
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.
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- 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.
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