(02/03/2017)
West Virginia has been ranked the lowest in the country in a study that takes a look at the well-being of its residents.

For several years, WV has been at the bottom.

The 2016 State Well-Being Rankings listed West Virginia at 50th while Kentucky ranked 49th.

In the report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, five measurements of well-being were measured: purpose - liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals; social - having supportive relationships and love in your life; financial - managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security; community - liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community; and physical - having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.

Hawaii, Alaska, South Dakota, Maine and Colorado received the top well-being scores.

Click here to see the full study.


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