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    10 least happy states: 41. Oklahoma 42. Indiana 43. Louisiana 44. Ohio 45. Alabama 46. Arkansas 47. Tennessee 48. Mississippi 49. Kentucky 50. West Virginia

    Hawaii ranks No. 1 for the fourth year in a row as the state where residents report the best sense of overall well-being, based on physical health, outlook on life, job satisfaction and other factors that affect quality of life, according to the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Wednesday.
    Other states that have consistently ranked in the top 10 on the well-being index every year from 2008 to 2012 include Utah, Minnesota, Colorado and Montana.Folks in these states tend to have lower rates of obesity and fewer medical problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain. They also report enjoying their jobs more, have lower rates of smoking, and exercise more often than residents in states that rank lower on the list.Five states that have always been in the bottom 10 with the lowest well-being score every year from 2008 to 2012: West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Arkansas and Mississippi.
    Here's a look at the overall state rankings based on how residents described their sense of well being in 2012:1. Hawaii2. Colorado3. Minnesota4. Utah5. Vermont6. Montana7. Nebraska8. New Hampshire9. Iowa10. Massachusetts11, Maryland12. South Dakota13. Wyoming14. Virginia15. Washington16. Connecticut17. Kansas18. California19. North Dakota20. Wisconsin21. Maine22. Idaho23. Arizona24. Oregon25. New Mexico26. Delaware27. Texas28. Illinois29. Pennsylvania30. New York31. Alaska32. New Jersey33. Georgia34, Florida35. North Carolina36. Michigan37, Rhode Island38. Missouri39. Nevada40. South Carolina
    41. Oklahoma42. Indiana43. Louisiana44. Ohio45. Alabama46. Arkansas47. Tennessee48. Mississippi49. Kentucky50. West Virginia
    Hawaiians have highest well-being rating for 4th year

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    As I'm still thinking about moving to Arizona, that placing will do. Don't want to be too happy.
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    I'm not happy with this damn poll.............
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    I'll take 21!
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    This poll as I understand it,was made by searching out "happy" words and "curse" words,that is why I cry foul.Ya see down here when we say something to the effect of"Shyte,those were some dayum good crawfish",this is NOT an unhappy thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    This poll as I understand it,was made by searching out "happy" words and "curse" words,that is why I cry foul.Ya see down here when we say something to the effect of"Shyte,those were some dayum good crawfish",this is NOT an unhappy thing.
    This one used surveys:

    For the well-being index, Gallup conducted phone surveys from a random sample of 1,000 people daily for 350 days a year. People answered questions about their physical health (chronic health conditions, obesity); lifestyle behaviors (smoking, diet and exercise); emotional health (outlook on life, sadness); work environment (enjoying their jobs, relationship with supervisors); basic access (health care, food); and life evaluation (how they rate their lives). The survey measures 50 metrics of overall health and well-being. Gallup then analyzed the results to develop the annual index, which began in 2008.
    Hawaiians have highest well-being rating for 4th year

    But maybe they cursed at the surveyers....

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    Mississippi ranks 49 but personally I'm happy, happy, happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Mississippi ranks 49 but personally I'm happy, happy, happy!

    Drug use doesn't count.
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    Cid,it is apparent that Trojan,does NOT get some of the finer television programming that the U.S. affords some of us,GO UNCLE SI!!!

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    I am Happy in my State. Guns, Beer and Housing are cheap. Demokrats and Unions hate us. Easy to see why I am happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Cid,it is apparent that Trojan,does NOT get some of the finer television programming that the U.S. affords some of us,GO UNCLE SI!!!
    Actually , I think that is Phil's catch phrase.
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    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

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