The financial website Wallethub conducted a study to find out which of the 50 states (And The District of Columbia) were the most happy and which were the least happy. I was not surprised when I read that Utah was at the top of the happy list. After all, Utah is always ranked number one in both charitable contributions and volunteer hours which are behaviors that lead to happiness.
The study looked at things such as the percentage of people overweight or obese, participation in sports, the average number of hours worked each week, the volunteerism rate, divorce rate, the prevalence of depression, and the quality of sleep.
Like any study dealing with subjective topics, this type of study should be taken with a grain of salt. However, one thing is for sure, happiness comes when we forget ourselves and look for ways to bless the lives of others. Maybe the members of the church could learn a thing or two from these “Utah Mormons.”