NEW YORK (MainStreet) What's it take to be a happy state? Ask someone from the Dakotas they have the healthiest citizens and most robust employment in the nation.
That's according to the most recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which polled more than 178,000 Americans on topics like physical and emotional health, work environments and life evaluation. States were then given a score of one to 100 with 100 being ideal.
And while no state came close to "ideal," here's what it takes to make a happy state: