The annual Gallup and Healthways state rankings for well-being are in for 2015, which may mean luau time for Hawaiians.
Gallup research analyst Dan Witters offers top line commentary on the 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which the two organizations have been tracking since 2008. Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming clock in as the top five ranking states. West Virginia and Kentucky rank as the well-being cellar dwellers. Witters has this take-away thought:
Over the past four years, Hawaii, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and Minnesota have had the highest average well-being ranks nationally, followed closely by Utah, Nebraska and Iowa. Alaska and Vermont round out the top 10 states for high well-being ranks during this period. Only Hawaii, Colorado and Montana have been in the top 10 each year during this period.
Well-being. Just imagine. Hard to beat that.