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Alaskan Residents Are the Happiest in the Country

Alaskan Residents Are the Happiest in the Country

For the first time, Alaska has been named the happiest state in the U.S.A. The annual Gallup-Healthways research ranks five factors (based on more than 176,000 interviews) to measure the overall mindset of states’ citizens: Financial, social, community, purpose and physical. List mainstays Hawaii (No. 2) and Colorado (No. 7) are the only two states to crack the top-10 all seven years that the list has been created. Faced with a number of environmental issues, West Virginia finished in last place. You can go here to see the full list and where your state stacks up …

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