I would say that folks in the south (i always want to capitalize the S in south), have a MUCH higher level of "well-being." Why? Because the less you "want" the fuller your life has a potential to be in terms of things that matter more. So, there. The south has the most well-being.
So is it bad to "want" food, shelter, and medicine?
Massachusetts, the state with the highest percentage of residents with health insurance in the country, scored the top rank for access to "basic necessities," the survey noted. This category also looked at whether residents believed they had enough money for food, shelter and medicine,
a safe place to exercise and access to clean water. Mississippi ranked lowest here.