the U.S. ranking No. 14 on this year’s World Happiness Report -
down one spot since the previous edition - and research proving that
to a certain dollar amount can contribute to happiness, the
website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s
Happiest States in America.
determine where Americans have the highest
satisfaction with life, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states
key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from emotional health
income level to sports participation rate.
left out, however, the all important booya!
Turns out Washington state is not in the top
ten but we did make it into the Top 20. See the chart at upper right.
other items from the survey:
the lowest share of adult depression,
11.7 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in Oregon, which has the
has the fewest suicides (per 100,000
residents), eight, which is 3.5 times fewer than in
Wyoming, which has
the most at 28.
Dakota has the lowest long-term unemployment
rate, 13.1 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in New
has the highest at 44.9 percent.
the highest volunteer rate, 39.29
percent, which is 2.1 times higher than in Florida, where the rate is
the lowest separation and divorce
rate, 16.22 percent, which is 1.6 times lower than in
which has the highest at 26.37 percent.
view the full report and see your state’s rank visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-states/6959/