Researchers claim to have found the happiest man in America. He is Alvin Wong, a 65-year-old, married, Chinese-American, Kosher-observing Jew who lives in Hawaii.
Mr Wong was contacted after three years of a Gallup Well-Being Index survey asking Americans about their emotional status, job satisfaction, diet, health, stress levels and other indicators.
His characteristics and profile matched a statistical composite for the happiest person in America. He was found through a synagogue in Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii, the happiest state in the country to live.
Other attributes that contributed to Mr Wong topping the index were his height (5ft 10in), age (65), and wealth (he earns $120,000 a year running his own health company business).
He told the New York Times: “My life philosophy is, if you can’t laugh at yourself, life is going to be pretty terrible for you.”
Other US states with a high wellbeing index are situated in the west and known for their manageable cities, outdoor life, and spectacular scenery. The next four after Hawaii were Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska and Colorado.