According to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the 50 states are ranked based on "ranking of residents' satisfaction with their lives."
The top 10 states where residents are the most satisfied with their lives are:
3) South Dakota
9) New Mexico
The states where residents are the least satisfied with their lives are:
50) West Virginia
While the top two states are isolated from the continental Lower 48, there seems to be a pattern here -- "middle-western" states are the most satisfied, whereas "middle-eastern" states are the least satisfied,
I have lived in the following states:
One of these days I might figure it out -- satisfaction is not a location, it is a state of mind.
Quote for the Day -- "Happiness is not a goal -- it's a by-product of a life well lived." Eleanor Roosevelt
Bret Burquest is the author of 10 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a few dogs and where moving once again to another state is no longer an option.