Many of us seek happiness in our lives. With a pinch of positive relationships, a dash of fulfilling work, a sprinkle of gratitude, a generous serving of physical and mental well-being, a splash of personal goals, a handful of leisure and enjoyment, and a sprinkle of kindness. The experiences we encounter on a daily basis all play a significant role in shaping our happiness levels.
Scholaroo, an online scholarship discovery platform identified the happiest states in the U.S. They compared all 50 states across 7 key categories. They include personal finance, leisure activities, mental health, and physical health. Employment, personal relationships, and social policies. They then evaluated those categories using 54 relevant metrics with each being graded on a 100-point scale.
Pennsylvania was named one of the happiest states in the U.S.
The site named Pennsylvania as one of the happiest states in America. Overall, the state was ranked as the 20th happiest state. It ranked above states like Wisconsin (number 21) and South Dakota (number 22). Also found in the study is that Pennsylvania has one of the lowest quit rates when it comes to jobs.
The latest study revealed that people living in the Northeast region of the United States are the happiest in the entire country. What’s even more impressive is that every single state in the Northeast made it to the top 20 list of the happiest states in America. There’s something special about that corner of the country that brings so much happiness to its residents.
On the other hand, the majority of southern states found themselves at the lower end of the happiness spectrum. According to the study, these states tend to have higher rates of depression, longer working hours per week, and higher obesity rates than other regions in the country.
Check out the full list of the happiest states here.