According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Utah is the happiest state in the nation (I'm looking at you, Mormons) and West Virginia is the least happy (I blame the ham). The index also measured six subcategories: life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment and basic access (whatever that means). What does wealth have to do with it? Take a look at this scatter plot showing the relationship between a state’s median household income and its well-being:
Seems...scattered, doesn't it? As usual, there is a correlation...