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 daily 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 seven 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.
New Jersey was named one of the happiest states in the U.S.
The site named New Jersey as one of the happiest states in America. According to this study, it’s the fourth happiest state in the country. It ranked above states like New York (number 5) and Maryland (number 6). Also, found in the study is that New Jersey has one of the lowest quit rates when it comes to jobs. New Jersey holds one of the top spots for having the most LGBTQI+ youth protection rights in the U.S., shown in the study.
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. It seems like 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.