Some states are seen in a better light than others. For example, West Virginia has become the poster child for being the most unpleasant U.S. state to live in. On the flip side, Hawaii is a dream state for many people. But what about the other 48 states? Well, thanks to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, anyone can see how residents of each state feel about the place he or she calls home.
The rankings were based on how residents felt about their sense of purpose and community, social and financial status, and physical health. The statistics were compiled through more than 175,000 telephone interviews conducted throughout 2015, according to The Washington Post.
The West had eight states in the top ten whereas the South had seven states in the bottom ten.