Is Arkansas a happy state? or an unhappy state?

What makes a state happy? Well, that may be different things for different people, but a new report claims to have figured it out, and named the happiest state in the nation.

The personal finance site Magnify Money used 20 wellness factors to decide which state is happiest, with factors ranging in areas of health, lifestyle and prosperity, which each state landing a “wellness score” out of 100. Topping the list is Minnesota, which earned a 73.3, with six of the ten happiest states landing in the Midwest. 

Top Ten Happiest States

  1. Minnesota
  2. South Dakota
  3. Colorado
  4. Utah
  5. North Dakota
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Nebraska
  8. Iowa
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Montana 

On the flipside, the least happiest state in the country is Louisiana, with a score of 29.8, with all states in the Top Five earning a score below 34, and seven of the bottom ten landing in the South.

Ten Least Happy States

  1. Louisiana
  2. Rhode Island
  3. West Virginia
  4. Alabama
  5. Mississippi
  6. Kentucky
  7. Arkansas
  8. Tennessee
  9. Nevada
  10. Georgia

Source: Study Finds

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