Statistically speaking, Maine is a pretty happy place

Gallop released their national poll yesterday on the well-being of all states in the United States.

Tragically, we did not come in first place, but Maine did a pretty decent job.

Well-Being Index, 2013

 

Maine placed 15th overall in Gallup’s results… but the bigger news is that we’re one of a handful of states that got happier this year.

State Rank Changes from 2012-2013

 

 

Since 2008 we’ve mostly been in the low-to-mid 20s, but since 2010 we’ve jumped 10 places.

Maine's rank over time

The poll was based on six indexes: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. Here’s how we did in those categories:

Maine's Happiness Rankings by Domain

 

Third in work environment. Are you surprised?

For the full results of the Gallup Poll, visit their State of the States report.

Pattie Reaves

About Pattie Reaves

I'm the User Experience and Audience Manager for the Bangor Daily News. I live in Bangor with my husband, Tony, and our two pugs, Georgia and Scoop.