Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Happiest States, and Cities, of America

From Economix:

In 2009, Hawaii was the happiest state, and Boulder, Colo., was the happiest metropolitan region, according to data released by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

Generally speaking, the states with the highest well-being were clustered in the West/Rocky Mountain region, and those with lower well-being were clustered in the Southeast.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is based on a nationwide daily survey that tries to measure the ingredients of “the good life.” It is made up of six sub-indexes: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and access to basic necessities like food and shelter....MORE