Many components go into making folks glad, together with how a lot cash they make, who they spend time with and the place they reside.
And sure states are extra conducive to happiness than others, based on WalletHub. The private finance web site lately evaluated three classes ― emotional and bodily well-being, work surroundings, and group and surroundings ― to place collectively its 2017 Happiest States in America report.
Inside these three classes, WalletHub analyzed 28 components, together with participation in athletics, job satisfaction, commute time, life expectancy and divorce charges.
HuffPost is hitting the highway this fall to interview folks about their hopes, goals, fears ― and what it means to be American immediately.
States like North Dakota, Alaska and Iowa have been acknowledged for his or her low long-term unemployment charges, whereas Colorado, South Dakota and Minnesota have been acknowledged for having the very best ample sleep charges. Residents of Utah, Oregon and Rhode Island work the fewest hours, whereas do-gooders in Utah, South Dakota and Minnesota have the very best volunteer charges.
Try the 10 happiest states beneath:
On the decrease finish of the happiness spectrum have been (in descending order): Alaska, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Virginia.
Click on on the interactive map beneath to see the place your state ranks. Or take a look at the complete listing right here.