Editor's Note: Gallup re-estimated its Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and Life Evaluation Index data from January 2008 to April 2009 to address context effects that Gallup discovered after the data were originally published.
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Background information on the development of the Cantril Self-Anchoring Scale.
Wellbeing is highest in Utah, Hawaii, and Montana and lowest in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia in state rankings released by AHIP and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.