A Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey found that North Dakota ranked highest in residents’ overall well-being out of all 50 states. What makes it special? Well, according to the survey, two factors shot it to the top—Work Environment and Physical Health. Researchers accessed citizen well-being in those two and four other areas—Life Evaluation, Emotional Health, Healthy Behaviors and Basic Access. South Dakota came in a strong second. I didn’t really realize the Dakotas were exactly accessible. Others at the top of the list included Nebraska, Minnesota, Montana, Vermont, Colorado and, of course, Hawaii. Which state ranked the worst overall? West Virginia. Hmm… sounds about right.
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