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Information provided from WalletHub:

With 4 in 10 adults having reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website today released its report on 2021’s Happiest States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from the depression rate and the positive COVID-19 testing rate to income growth and the unemployment rate.

Happiness in Maryland (1=Happiest; 25=Avg.):

  • 6th – % of Depressed Adults
  • 4th – Suicide Rate
  • 28th – Number of Work Hours
  • 13th – Volunteer Rate
  • 20th – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 16th – Safety
  • 6th – COVID-19 Positive Tests in the Past Week per Capita

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-states/6959

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States in the top 8 of the study include:

1. Utah
2. Minnesota
3. Hawaii
4. California
5. North Dakota
6. South Dakota
7. Idaho
8. Maryland

Tennessee came in 44th.

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