The “Happiest States in America” rankings are based on the the 2019 Gallup Well-Being Index, according to 247wallst.com, which said the report is “intended to capture how people feel about their lives and what they experience on a daily basis.”
The states deemed “happiest” are Hawaii and Wyoming.
A news release from 24/7 Wall St. says the rankings are based on five categories: social relationships, financial security, relationship to community, physical health and career prospects.
Connecticut ranked highest, 60.2 percent, for adults who like what they do every day and third highest, at 43 percent, for adults in near perfect physical health.
The state ranks 13th highest, 47.2 percent, for adults who learned or do something interesting every day and 11th highest, 60.3 percent, for adults who get positive energy from friends and family every day.
The state’s violent crime rate, 228 per 100,000 people, ranks 18th highest.
20 Happiest States in America
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire