There’s plenty of room for improvement, but things could be a lot worse: That’s one way to read New Jersey’s taking the 25th spot in the most recent Well-Being Index, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series.
The rankings are based on five elements:
How did the Garden State do?
Its overall well-being index was 62.5. Individual scores were as follows: purpose (29); social (4); financial (21); community (40); and physical (7).
Hawaii had the highest well-being index: 65.2; West Virginia, the lowest: 58.9.