What’s the Happiest (And Unhappiest) State in America?
If you live in this state, you have plenty of reason to smile.
According to a new study, the happiest state in the country is none other than...Utah!
The rankings were compiled by looking at more than two dozen factors, including weather, work and volunteer rates and emotional and physical well-being.
Utah scored in the top five in divorce rate, lowest percentage of overweight people, highest sports participation rate, lowest median weekly hours worked and highest volunteerism rate.
On the flip side is West Virginia, which took honors as the unhappiest state. The state finished in the top five when it came to obesity, lack of sports participation and poor sleep.
Meanwhile, Louisiana ranks 39th in terms of happiness. The report looked at 26 factors and the Bayou State ranked near or at the bottom in terms of obesity, volunteerism, divorce rate, and participation in sports.
10 Happiest States
3. North Dakota
9. South Dakota
10 Unhappiest States