See where you rank on WalletHub's new list of happy and unhappy U.S. states for 2014
Who in America is getting a great night's sleep? And who is really hurting when it comes to happiness?
A new set of rankings by the people over at WalletHub combines different data to measure how happy (or unhappy) we are from coast to coast. Using factors such as emotional and physical wellbeing, work, and community involvement, they determined that Utah is in fact the happiest state in the country, while West Virginia lags in last place.
In addition to overall happiness, they ranked other wellbeing factors such as weight, safety and even sports participation (go, Oregon!). Hawaii can take credit for the lowest rate of depression (no huge surprise there), while Louisiana and Mississippi are once again branded as the deep-fried obesity capitals of the country.