The 20 Unhappiest States of 2017

The 20 Unhappiest States of 2017


20. Maryland

Well-Being Index: 62 out of 100*
Maryland rose three spots from last year, but remained among the unhappiest 20 states. It improved substantially in the category of physical health, but its ranking for sense of purpose declined markedly from last year.

* 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.

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