Minnesotans are more confident about the state of the U.S. economy than their peers in any other state.

In fact, Minnesota last year was the only state — and the first in seven years of tracking — to score a non-negative value on Gallup’s annual Economic Confidence Index. West Virginians were least confident about the state of the economy.

“Confidence in the economy varies significantly from state to state, though it generally tilted negative in 2014, as has been the case in recent years,” Gallup notes in a roundup summarizing the results of more than 175,000 interviews conducted over the course of last year. “Although the yearly average for the Economic Confidence Index was steady in 2014 compared with 2013, improvements seen in late December have carried over into the new year, suggesting the index could gain real ground in 2015.”

Since 2008, Gallup has asked Americans to rate the state of the economy and where it’s headed, for its index, which has a theoretical ceiling of 100, if the economy is consistently rated “excellent” or “good” and ‘getting better.’ It has a theoretical floor of -100, if the economy is universally graded as “poor” and ‘getting worse.’ Minnesota’s 0 last year was the highest of any state’s annual score since Gallup launched the index in 2008. D.C. has had positive scores since 2012 and scored 18 last year.