The 20 Happiest States of 2017

The 20 Happiest States of 2017


20. New Mexico

Well-Being Index: 62.6 out of 100
New Mexico barely made the top 20 this year after ranking No. 16 last year. The state came in ninth for both sense of purpose and physical activity, but also fell in the bottom 10 for sense of community.

* Rankings are from the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and consider five factors: sense of purpose, social connectedness, financial security, sense of community and physical activity.

© STRINGER Mexico / Reuters