South Dakota is One of the Happiest States in America

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In a recent study, it was determined that South Dakota is one of the overall happiest states in the nation. Gallup-Healthways put out a well-being index report, which ranked South Dakota as the No. 3 state in the nation.

Inside the Gallup-Healthways well-being index report they discuss five categories, which determined the overall happiness and health of each state. The categories are purpose, social, financial, community and physical. For more information on the study and these five categories, click here.

Here are the ten ‘most well-being’ states in the nation.

1. Alaska

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2. Hawaii

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3. South Dakota

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4. Wyoming

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5. Montana

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6. Colorado

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7. Nebraska

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8. Utah

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9. New Mexico

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10. Texas

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