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STUDY: Arizona ranked in top 20 for the happiest state in America

Posted at 10:00 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 17:22:49-04

PHOENIX – In a study by WalletHub, scientists estimate which state is the happiest in America, and Arizona made the top 20!

So how do you measure happiness?

The study uses three key dimensions to weigh happiness to environmental factors:

1) Emotional & Physical Well-Being

2) Work Environment

3) Community & Environment

Arizona ranked 18 for overall happiness but scored the seventh spot for the best work environment.

The number one spot for overall happiness went to Hawaii with Utah, Minnesota, California, New Jersey, and Idaho following after.

The bottom of the list had West Virginia in 50th place and Arkansas, Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky just above it.

Thirty-one metrics were measured in each state including suicide rates, unemployment, sports participation, divorce rate, and safety, just to name a few.

Do you agree with this study?