Happy Generic

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com)-- Don't worry, be happy!

Happiness can stem from various factors such as spending time with loved ones, money and also our surroundings.

Wallet Hub is ranking the most happiest states across the nation-- but where does the Show-Me state and the Land of Lincoln land on this list?

Data obtained by Wallet Hub ranks Illinois high at No. 24 and Missouri drops to towards the bottom of the list at No. 41.

The findings measured "happiness" by the following factors: a person's well-being, satisfaction with life, depression rate, income growth, and sports participation. 

The survey did note that Illinois was among the states with the highest long-term unemployment rate. 

Source: WalletHub

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