Whether it's the twenty-two hours of summer daylight, the vast wilderness, or the fact the every citizen scored an easy $1,884 in oil money last year for just, well, being themselves, when it comes to being happy -- nobody beats Alaska.
At least according to this year’s Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which interviewed over 176,000 people nationwide and ranked each state based on factors like personal health, work, social life, finances, and community pride. It was the second straight year the Last Frontier took top prize.
Not surprisingly, Hawaii came in second place and received top marks for financial security and physical health. Very surprisingly, South Dakota came in third and immediately threw the results into question, as they claim the Mount Rushmore State ranks number ONE in social life. Haha, who knew?