New research, part of the Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being series, examines the well-being of Americans aged 55 and older.

2015 State Well-Being Ranking for Older Americans

Older Americans express satisfaction with their standard of living, worry less about money, and say they have enough money to do what they want to do – all at higher rates than those younger than 55.

Overall, older Americans have significantly higher well-being and thrive at significantly higher rates across all five elements of well-being as compared to their younger counterparts.

Hawaii retains its leadership position as the number one well-being state for older Americans by a significant margin, while West Virginia ranks last for the second consecutive year.

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