Well-being in the US

California ranks 12th on list of well-being by state

Each year Gallup surveys U.S. citizens to determine and rank the well-being of individual states. This year, Alaska has come out on top. California is ranked 12th in the survey that measures well-being using five criteria: purpose (happy with your direction); social (supportive relationships); financial; community (feeling safe, liking where you live); physical.

Highest well-being

1. Alaska

2. Hawaii

3. South Dakota

4. Wyoming

5. Montana

Lowest well-being

50. West Virginia

49. Kentucky

48. Indiana

47. Ohio

46. Mississippi