Happy States


Catherine Rampell summarizes:

The index attempts to “measure what it is that people believe constitutes a good life, who is feeling good about life, and who is in need of a helping hand.” In general, the states where people reported feeling better about life were located primarily in the West, and lower well-being states were clustered in the Midwest and the South...

Wilkinson pokes fun at Utah for being at the top of the list. He adds:

As one would expect, there is a positive correlation between money and happiness. This general pattern is by now so well confirmed that maybe we’ll stop hearing that there is no correlation between money and happiness in a couple decades of so.

Congressional district maps here. Look at Hawaii.