Utah is getting worse.
In 2012, Utah was the fourth-best state for well-being. But in 2013 it fell all the way down to number 12. Ugh.
Those numbers come from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which is based on 178,000 interviews conducted across the nation. The index was first complied in 2008 and is determined according to 55 measures of well-being.
Utah has typically done well in the index. In 2008, the Beehive State took the very top spot. By 2010, Utah dropped to number 10 before rebounding over the last couple of years. This year's ranking is Utah's lowest-ever showing on the index.