Well-Being Index score of the United States in 2017, by state

U.S. Well-Being Index score by state 2017 This statistic shows the Well-Being Index score of the United States in 2017, by state. The Well-Being Index is calculated by Gallup using a measuring system from 1 to 100 and includes questions regarding health, personal life, emotional well-being or work environment. In 2017, South Dakota was the U.S. state with the highest Well-Being Index score.
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StateWell-Being Index score
South Dakota64.1
Vermont64.1
Hawaii63.4
Minnesota63.1
North Dakota63.1
Colorado62.9
New Hampshire62.8
Idaho62.8
Utah62.8
Montana62.6
Massachusetts62.5
Florida62.4
Texas62.3
California62.3
Arizona62.2
Wyoming62.1
Nebraska62.1
Virginia61.9
North Carolina61.8
Connecticut61.7
Iowa61.7
Washington61.7
New York61.7
Maine61.6
Alaska61.6
New Mexico61.6
Wisconsin61.6
New Jersey61.5
Tennessee61.5
Maryland61.3
Georgia61.3
Michigan61.3
Kansas61.2
Pennsylvania61.2
Oregon61.1
Illinois61.1
South Carolina61
Alabama60.8
Missouri60.7
Delaware60.7
Rhode Isaland60.5
Indiana60.4
Nevada60.2
Ohio60
Kentucky59.8
Oklahoma59.7
Mississippi59.6
Arkansas59.4
Louisiana58.9
West Virginia58.8
StateWell-Being Index score
South Dakota64.1
Vermont64.1
Hawaii63.4
Minnesota63.1
North Dakota63.1
Colorado62.9
New Hampshire62.8
Idaho62.8
Utah62.8
Montana62.6
Massachusetts62.5
Florida62.4
Texas62.3
California62.3
Arizona62.2
Wyoming62.1
Nebraska62.1
Virginia61.9
North Carolina61.8
Connecticut61.7
Iowa61.7
Washington61.7
New York61.7
Maine61.6
Alaska61.6
New Mexico61.6
Wisconsin61.6
New Jersey61.5
Tennessee61.5
Maryland61.3
Georgia61.3
Michigan61.3
Kansas61.2
Pennsylvania61.2
Oregon61.1
Illinois61.1
South Carolina61
Alabama60.8
Missouri60.7
Delaware60.7
Rhode Isaland60.5
Indiana60.4
Nevada60.2
Ohio60
Kentucky59.8
Oklahoma59.7
Mississippi59.6
Arkansas59.4
Louisiana58.9
West Virginia58.8
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This statistic shows the Well-Being Index score of the United States in 2017, by state. The Well-Being Index is calculated by Gallup using a measuring system from 1 to 100 and includes questions regarding health, personal life, emotional well-being or work environment. In 2017, South Dakota was the U.S. state with the highest Well-Being Index score.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 2 to December 30, 2017
Number of respondents
160,498 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Data are based on more than 160,000 interviews with American adults across all 50 states, conducted from January-December 2017. Gallup and Healthways started tracking state-level well-being in 2008. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index score for the nation and for each state is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.

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