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Old 02-29-2012, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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For the third year in a row, the Aloha State gets kudos as the happiest U.S. state, with Hawaii residents scoring highest in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

But you don't have to jet to an island for a smile, as North Dakota and Minnesota came in second and third, respectively. West Virginia's residents showed the lowest well-being scores.

The Happiest US States Revealed in New Poll | Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index | Happiness, Physical Health & Job Satisfaction | LiveScience
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Republic of New England
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I'm suprise Utah is the 4th, maybe the mormons are the only ones that are happy... I never happy there.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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This is one of the silliest "studies" I have ever seen.

Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, yet it's rated one of the happiest.

I'm in the deep south right now, and I do have to agree with the "Physical Health" part, though. Many Southerners have a lot of health problems with obesity and diabetes extremely widespread. I think it's due to the fatty southern food, and the heat and humidity in the summer that keeps everyone indoors and glued to the air conditioner. People I met in Montana were much healthier for the most part, physically.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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3rd!!!!! Now that really pi$$es me off! We're way happier than anyone else damn it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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This is one of the silliest "studies" I have ever seen.

Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, yet it's rated one of the happiest.
Suicides among the Mormon population are notoriously high. It's reflected in that area as well as anywhere in the northwest where there are large numbers of Mormons, like Montana.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm suprise Utah is the 4th, maybe the mormons are the only ones that are happy... I never happy there.
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Suicides among the Mormon population are notoriously high. It's reflected in that area as well as anywhere in the northwest where there are large numbers of Mormons, like Montana.
These two statements don't seem to jive.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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National Study: Hawaii Tops the List of State with Most Services Taxed

At least they're happy.
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