Apparently Oklahoma isn't that happy.
The Sooner State ranked No. 38 among all 50 states when it comes to our general well-being, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Hawaii, of course, won. Show offs. Apparently things aren't going too well in West Virginia. They came in last.
I think Oklahoma is a pretty pleasant place to be, so I looked into Gallup's methodology. They called more than 350,000 people throughout the country last year. Pollsters asked people how things were going in six major categories:
These categories encompass so much of our lives, but I think the pollsters left out a few key factors in general well-being.
All these things make me happy, even though I can't lasso anything. Next year, I hope Gallup pollsters take these factors into account. But Hawaii might still win. I hear it's pretty great.
AT A GLANCE
The Gallup Poll ranked each of the 50 states for general well-being. Pollsters conducted their survey throughout 2010.
3. North Dakota
6. South Dakota
16. New Hampshire
21. New Mexico
24. New Jersey
32. New York
33. Rhode Island
35. South Carolina
36. North Carolina
50. West Virginia