Gallup ranks happiest states in U.S.

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — Gallup is out with its annual ranking of the happiest states in the U.S.

This year, North Dakota grabbed the top spot, beating out longtime frontrunner Hawaii.

Gallup measures happiness, or well being, on a set of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. Scores are out of a possible 100 points.

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The poll gives states a score of 1 to 100. (Screenshot: Gallup)

In case you were wondering, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut didn’t crack the top 10.

New York has a happiness index of 65.5, New Jersey 66.9 and Connecticut 65.9.

The most unhappy states? West Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi according to the poll.

To see the full results, click here.