Michigan is Not the Happiest Place on Earth According to This Study
Would you classify yourself as being happy?
Would you classify our state of Michigan as one of the happiest states to live in throughout the entire country?
Well...sorry to break your bubble if you said yes.
Unfortunately, Michigan is not the happiest state in the United States. It is not within the top 10 or 20 states either.
For this particular study,
"WalletHub drew upon the findings of "happiness" research to determine which environmental factors are linked to a person's overall well-being and satisfaction with life. Previous studies have found that good economic, emotional, physical and social health are all key to a well-balanced and fulfilled life."
Are you wondering what Michigan is ranked as?
Michigan sits at number 39 on the scale of being the happiest state in the U.S.
The study examined the entire country using 30 different metrics from the depression rate to income growth, unemployment rate, and so much more, to determine whether the states could be considered the happiest.
Here are the top 20 of the happiest states in the United States of America.
- Hawaii (Total Score - 66.31)
- Maryland (Total Score - 62.60)
- Minnesota (Total Score - 62.43)
- Utah (Total Score - 62.41)
- New Jersey (Total Score - 61.71)
- Idaho (Total Score - 61.60)
- California (Total Score - 59.97)
- Illinois (Total Score - 58.59)
- Nebraska (Total Score - 58.19)
- Connecticut (Total Score - 58.15)
- Virginia (Total Score - 57.84)
- South Dakota (Total Score - 57.60)
- North Dakota (Total Score - 57.37)
- Massachusetts (Total Score - 57.12)
- New Hampshire (Total Score - 56.46)
- Iowa (Total Score - 55.57)
- Delaware (Total Score - 55.16)
- Florida (Total Score - 55.08)
- Georgia (Total Score - 54.78)
- North Carolina (Total Score - 53.65)
While it is nice to see my home state being number 5 in the happiest states out of all of the United States, it is still confusing how Michigan is on the lower end of the spectrum.