A yearly study conducted by WalletHub

reviewed each state across 30 key metrics including depression rate, social and career well-being, job security, economy, and weather. The 30 key metrics were split into three categories – emotional and physical well-being, work environment, and community environment – and Utah came out on top in two of them.
“Happiness comes from a combination of internal and external factors,” wrote WalletHub author Adam McCann. “We can influence it somewhat by approaching situations positively or choosing to spend time with people we love [or] doing activities we enjoy.”
WalletHub’s study also found Utahns are the most giving with their time, ranking first in the nation for volunteer rates. According to WalletHub, Utahns volunteer three times more than Florida, which donates the least amount of time in the nation for volunteer work. The 2023 rankings show Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota and New Jersey follow Utah in the nation’s top five happiest states. The unhappiest state in America? According to WalletHub, that would be West Virginia followed by Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky. Published & Posted by ABC4 News on: