Arizona's Well-Being: New Gallup Results

Posted on February 8, 2017 • Category: Well-Being


The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index measures how people feel about the quality of their lives by looking at five elements:

Sense of Purpose: Liking what you do and being motivated to achieve your goals
Social Relationships: Having supportive relationships and love in your life
Financial Security: Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
Relationship to Community: Liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
Physical Health: Have good health and enough energy to get things done daily

Arizona’s rank increased this year from 9th in 2015 to 7th in 2016. While the state’s overall score increased by just one decimal point, Arizonans improved significantly in our sense of purpose and social relationships, ranking 2nd and 3rd in the nation respectively. We maintained our top 10 ranking for physical health. Arizona challenges remain our financial security and sense of community.

State-to-State Comparisons of the Top 10



Future AZ Snapshots will include more detailed results of the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. We hope you find the information of value.


65.2% Hawaii residents had the highest well-being in the nation in 2016, reaching the top spot for the sixth time since Gallup and Healthways began tracking well-being in 2008.
Hawaii Leads U.S. States in Well-Being for Record Sixth Time  

Gallup Analytics, February 1, 2017


7th Arizona’s national rank in the 2016 Gallup Well-Being Index.
State of American Well-Being: 2016 State Well-Being Rankings  

Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index, February 1, 2017

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Lattie F. Coor

My Perspective

When CFA set out to build a citizens' agenda for Arizona, we didn't know it would end up placing Arizona at the center of a national struggle to address the challenges confronting democracy today–the growing lack of confidence that citizens have in government and their growing lack of participation in the civic life of our communities and nation.

In many ways, Arizona is a microcosm of these challenges. This fact was made clear in the results of the Gallup Arizona Poll (2009), which identified the deep concerns that Arizonans have about the need for both effective leaders and engaged citizens. CFA is now in the process of building Arizona Progress Meters for each of the 8 citizen goals defined by the people who live here. The culmination of these goals is The Arizona We Want.

The Arizona We Want is a long-term vision and it can be achieved if we work together.

Learn More about how CFA is activating the citizens' agenda for Arizona.

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