So, Hawaii was rated as having the highest well-being of any state in the U.S. That's right. The fiftieth state beat out everybody. Nine of the top ten states are in the West and Midwest. (I like to call the West the "BestWest.") Gallup, who conducted the poll, describes the index this way, "The Well-Being Index score for the nation and for each state is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities." Hawaii topped the nation in three sub-indexes: life evaluation, emotional health, and physical health.
The question is this: is anyone surprised that the paradise state is great for living in? And another question... why do I live in Illinois? Oh right, so I can establish my career and move back to Hawaii.
You can see the full list and read Gallup's article here.