Where’s the happiest state in the U.S.? If you guessed Hawaii for its sandy serenity, or Colorado for its Rocky Mountain highs, you’re close. Both consistently hit the annual top 10. But the state where residents feel most content: Alaska. According to Gallup, locals in “the last frontier” share the strongest sense of purpose in the nation, and they rank among the top three states for their collective feelings of financial security, community pride and good health, landing Alaska at No. 1. You can read more about this here.