Colorado ranks No. 5 on list of happiest, healthiest states in Gallup survey

Thursday February 2, 2017 0 comments Tags: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index


COLORADO -- Colorado ranked No. 5 on the list of the happiest, healthiest states, according to a report from Gallup-Healthways.Colorado_logoUSE

Hawaii placed No. 1 on the list for the sixth consecutive year. Hawaii and Colorado were the only two states that have ranked in the top 10 since the rankings began nine years ago.

The study looked at chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, with Colorado having the lowest obesity rate in the nation.

The top five states for overall well-being (happiness and health) are:

No. 1—Hawaii

No. 2—Alaska

No. 3—South Dakota

No. 4—Maine

No. 5—Colorado

The five worst states for overall well-being are:

No. 50—West Virginia

No. 49—Kentucky

No. 48—Oklahoma

No. 47—Indiana

No. 46—Arkansas

The rankings were based on interviews of more than 177, 000 adults in 50 states. The survey was conducted between January and December 2016. The well-being scores were based on the participants' answers to questions that pertain to different aspects of well-being such as social relationships, sense of purpose, financial lives, physical health and community involvement.

To see the report, click here.