OUR TEN HAPPIEST STATES

In his stand-up routine “Kid Gorgeous,” John Mulaney describes an America where “everyone is mad about everything — all the time!”  It may seem that way onscreen but come with The Attic to the ten happiest states in America.  You may be surprised.

Last year, Wallethub.com surveyed residents in all 50 states.  Thirty-one pillars of happiness were lumped into three categories — Emotional and Physical Well-Being, Work Environment, and Community and Environment.  Winners were chosen by averaging the score of the three categories.  And the giddiest states are:

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1.  Hawaii — not fair, really

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2.  Utah — still the promised land?

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3.  Minnesota — that “Fargo” cheeriness just won’t quit

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4.  North Dakota — the survey must have been taken in July

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5.  California — How many “Beach Boys” songs can’t be wrong?

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6.  Idaho — Being #1 in Community & Environment paid off

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7.  Maryland — O-kay...

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8.  Iowa — something about the Midwest breeds contentment — see #2 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10

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9.  South Dakota — July strikes again

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10.  Nebraska — just so you don’t have to drive across it.

 Click here to see where your state ranks.

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