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Hawaii has taken the title of the happiest U.S. state for the sixth time in 9 years, according to a travel study tracking well-being across the U.S. 

The study, which has been conducted by Gallup and Healthways since 2008, looks at well-being across the U.S. The results are based on interviews conducted with over 177,000 participants across the country and gives each state a score from 0 – 100 on the Well-Being Index.

For the sixth time since the study began, Hawaii has come in first place with a score of 65.2. On the other end of the scale, West Virginia has taken last place for the eighth year running with a score of 58.9.

The top 5 states for well-being are:

  • Hawaii – 65.2
  • Alaska – 64
  • South Dakota – 63.7
  • Maine – 63.6
  • Colorado – 63.5

Colorado joins Hawaii as one of the only two states to have maintained a place in the top 10 in the 9 years since the study began.

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