Montana and Wyoming Rank Among the Highest in Well-Being

Regardless of which communities we may live in, a sense of well-being is meaningful in our everyday lives. From economic conditions, such housing and employment, to personal matters, like our relationships or physical health, we all like to feel that our lives are going well.

In their “State of American Well-Being: 2015 State Rankings” report, Healthways, Inc. and Gallup analyzed the data from over 2.3 million surveys to comprise their Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The survey asked respondents to answer questions pertaining to their community, physical, financial, and social happiness as well as their sense of purpose. From there, the research groups made their rankings of all 50 states.

In the top five states were Montana, ranking 3rd, and Wyoming, ranking 5th. Survey responses from both states reflected some of the highest satisfaction rates regarding their communities. The State of Washington placed 24th on the list while Idaho placed 36th. Read the full report at

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