How Happy is your State??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Dec 18, 2009.


  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Interesting...

    http://www.livescience.com/culture/091217-happy-state-list.html

    A new study found that a person's self-reported happiness matches up with objective measures of state-level happiness.
    The results are based on an examination of two data sets, one that included personal reports of happiness for 1.3 million Americans and the other that included objective measures, such as how crowded that state is, air quality, home prices and other factors known to impact quality of life.
    Click here to learn more about the survey and what it means.
    Here are the 50 U.S. states (and the District of Columbia) in order of their well-being:





    1. Louisiana
    2. Hawaii
    3. Florida :)
    4. Tennessee
    5. Arizona
    6. Mississippi
    7. Montana
    8. South Carolina
    9. Alabama
    10. Maine
    11. Alaska
    12. North Carolina
    13. Wyoming
    14. Idaho
    15. South Dakota
    16. Texas
    17. Arkansas
    18. Vermont
    19. Georgia
    20. Oklahoma
    21. Colorado
    22. Delaware
    23. Utah
    24. New Mexico
    25. North Dakota
    26. Minnesota
    27. New Hampshire
    28. Virginia
    29. Wisconsin
    30. Oregon
    31. Iowa
    32. Kansas
    33. Nebraska
    34. West Virginia
    35. Kentucky
    36. Washington
    37. District of Columbia
    38. Missouri
    39. Nevada
    40. Maryland
    41. Pennsylvania
    42. Rhode Island
    43. Massachusetts
    44. Ohio
    45. Illinois
    46. California
    47. Indiana
    48. Michigan
    49. New Jersey
    50. Connecticut
    51. New York
     
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I'm always in a happy state! :D
     
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Why the heck is La. so danged happy? I guess it's a blast living on Welfare in a FEMA trailer........ :rolleyes:
     
  4. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member



    Didn't it say somewhere that the study and information gathering was Pre Katrina? I think I read that somewhere in there.....
     
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Ah! Must have been done during Mardi Gras. [boozingbuddies]
     
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