People living in the Midwest and Great Plains region are a bit happier than their counterparts in the South according to the results from the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

The annual report surveys 1,000 people each day, asking them questions about work environment, physical health, emotional health and access to things like healthcare and food. 

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 took a look at the happiest states, reporting that Hawaii landed the No. 1 spot. Also in the top 10 were Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, Nebraska, Montana and Iowa.

Southern states including Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky and two Midwestern states, Ohio and Indiana, made the list of least happy states. West Virginia, however, was named the least happiest state, ranking 50th in almost every category measured.