In addition to its charitable spirit, Utah also boasts the lowest separation and divorce rate in the nation
UTAH — WalletHub’s annual “Happiest States in America” report revealed which states are experiencing the highest levels of satisfaction with life. The study, which assessed all 50 states across 30 metrics, including depression rates, productivity, income growth, and even sleep rates, aimed to determine the happiness level of each state and rank them accordingly.
In the pursuit of happiness, it was found that Utah had emerged as the frontrunner, boasting not only the highest overall satisfaction but also the highest volunteer rate at an impressive 40.7 percent. As WalletHub highlights, this rate is 2.6 times greater than that of Florida — a state with the lowest volunteer rate. The data suggests that lending a helping hand to others could significantly contribute to one’s own happiness.
In addition to its charitable spirit, Utah also boasts the lowest separation and divorce rate in the nation.
“Even though people across the U.S. are facing difficult times, the state in which you live may have an impact on how happy you are,” WalletHub wrote in its report featured on Travel+Leisure.com. “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.”
Hawaii secured the second position on the happiness scale, with Maryland, Minnesota, and New Jersey rounding out the top five. These states scored exceptionally well in the categories of emotional well-being and community engagement, reflecting the importance of a supportive and thriving environment.