Mississippi ranks 43rd in the latest Gallup Well-Being Rankings.
The state ranked highest, 22nd, in "purpose," the sense you like what you do every day. It was the worst-off state financially. Less than a third of Mississippians said they have enough money to do everything they want to do.
It's in the bottom 10 of every other category: Social, encouraged by someone to be healthy (42); community, city or area where you live is a perfect place for you (41); and physical, view physical health as near perfect (44).
As a nation, things are looking up. Fewer people are uninsured, fewer are smoking, more are exercising and food and health-care insecurity are down. Obesity remains a problem and is increasing.
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Hawaii remains at the top of the poll. Find our where other states rank here.