Where do Americans live with the greatest sense of purpose? Earlier this year, Gallup-Healthways published the results of their latest Well-Being Index that revealed how Americans self-identified their own sense of fulfillment. The survey included categories that are traditionally easily observed and measured, but also more philosophical ones like social, community and even purpose. Though it may seem somewhat counterintuitive, “purpose” wasn’t always associated with states that had the highest ratings in the financial category. Here’s a look and the most (and least) purpose- driven states in the country.

###Highest sense of purpose:

1. Alaska
2. Texas
3. New Mexico
4. South Dakota
5. Hawaii

###Lowest sense of purpose:

1. West Virginia
2. Rhode Island
3. Kentucky
4. Ohio
5. New York

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