Gallup-Healthways poll: Top 10 states with highest well-being scores

Hawaii and Alaska ranked the highest in terms of well-being among all the states in the country, according to a new report by Gallup and Healthways.

The report examines well-being across the nation. To determine well-being in each of the states, the report takes into account five elements of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community and physical.

This data is based on 177,192 telephone interviews with U.S. adults across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, conducted from Jan. 2, 2016, to Dec. 30, 2016.

Here are the 10 states with the highest well-being scores:

1. Hawaii: 65.2
2. Alaska: 64.0
3. South Dakota: 63.7
4. Maine: 63.6
5. Colorado: 63.5
6. Vermont: 63.5
7. Arizona: 63.4
8. Montana: 63.2
9. Minnesota: 63.2
10. Texas: 63.1

Here are the five states with the lowest well-being scores:

46. Arkansas: 60.8
47. Indiana: 60.5
48. Oklahoma: 60.5
49. Kentucky: 60.5
50. West Virginia: 58.9

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