Connecticut: 10th Happiest State in the Nation. Really.

16 Sep 2019

Happy is not often a word associated with residents of Connecticut.  So it may come as a surprise to many that Connecticut is the 10th happiest state in the nation, according to a new analysis considering a range of variables.  Categories from public safety to suicide rate, divorce rate to adequate sleep, volunteerism to hours worked were included.

In order to determine the happiest states in America, the financial website WalletHub compared the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Emotional & Physical Well-Being, 2) Work Environment and 3) Community & Environment. They evaluated those dimensions using 31 relevant metrics.

The top 10 “happiest” states were Hawaii, Utah, Minnesota, California, New Jersey, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nebraska and Connecticut.  Among the other New England states, Vermont was ranked number 20, New Hampshire at 22, and Rhode Island at 33. 

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