By Amir Khan, Everyday Health
When it comes to the nation's well-being, North Dakota can't be beat, according to a new Gallup poll. The state came out on top in this latest survey, narrowly beating out its neighbor to the south and dethroning Hawaii after four years.
Gallup interviewed more than 178,000 people across all 50 states about their life-evaluation, which is how they score well-being, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. Responses were translated to an index calculated between 0 and 100, where 100 represents ideal well-being. North Dakota scored a 70.4, which Gallup attributed to its strong scores in the areas of physical health and work environment, while West Virginia scored a 61.4 - its fifth straight year in the bottom spot.
"These results are likely related to the fact that agriculture is a major presence in North Dakota," said DanRead More »from The States with the Best and Worst Well-Being: Where Does Yours Rank?