Gallup study says 2017 is worse than 2016

WASHINGTON As 2017 begins to come to a close, several people may be examining how well they faired throughout the year.

According to Gallup News, the overall well-being of adults in the United States has declined substantially in 2017.

The polling site reports the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index score so far in 2017 is 61.5, down 0.6 points from 62.1 in 2016.

The data is drawn from 135,000 interviews with U.S. adults across all 50 states from Jan. 2-Sept. 30, 2017, and more than 176,000 interviews each year in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The Well-Being Index is made up of metrics from five essential elements of well-being including purpose, social, financial security, community, and physical.

To view the full report you can visit: Americans' Well-Being Declines in 2017