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Well-being lower in Alabama this year

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They don't call it the "Aloha State" for nothing.  Hawaii is happiest state for the fourth year in a row, according to a Gallup Well-Being Index.  In fact, it got happier in the last year. The index considers several factors, including health and work satisfaction.  Maybe it's the beaches or beautiful weather, Hawaiians are least likely to have daily worry or stress.  Hawaii got a well-being index score of 71.1 last year.  That's up a point from 2011.

Unfortunately, the news is not as good for Alabama.  Our state ranked 45th in the index.  Sweet home Alabama received a 64.2 a well-being index score.  That number is down from 2011, when the score was 64.6.

Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, and Vermont round out the top five states with the highest well-being scores.  Apparently people are not as happy in West Virginia. The state received the lowest overall well-being for the fourth year in a row.

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