Hawaii, you seem to be losing a key part of your identity. A couple years ago, you said you were the happiest one around, and you were.
But now the Dakotas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Montana, Vermont and Colorado all have residents who say they feel better than residents of Hawaii. Just look at the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index, a daily poll of 500 Americans throughout the year. The islands topped the survey in 2012. In the results from last year’s survey, Hawaii is eighth.