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Old 07-20-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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IME, people in the Northeast and Florida are, generally speaking, the most outwardly miserable.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I knew I was happy. Still do. Still am.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I'm a social liberal and fiscal conservative who believes government should stay out of people's personal lives and not waste money. I live in a blue city and county in a red state. I'm happy, and I live in one of the happy places according to the study. Live and let live for the biggest chunk of happiness you could ever imagine.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Indiana looks to be quite miserable lol.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Can someone please explain the methodology of this "study?" I couldn't find it written anywhere.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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I would venture to say that, for the majority of Americans, the states perceived to have the lowest overall QOL would be the strip of states extending from the Great Lakes in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south, up to and including Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Looks like CA, IL and the Northeast are overall the unhappiest areas, despite what this canary says.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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IME, people in the Northeast and Florida are, generally speaking, the most outwardly miserable.
I have to agree with you there, particularly about the Northeast...sadly, I live here again
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Tornadoes didn't roll in. We BARELY have tornadoes.
It's very hot, but have you been to New Orleans? People there are happy and it's just as hot and humid. Down around Houma and Thibodeaux are some of the happiest people I've met. Same with Lafayette. It's not about our weather, it's about our entire culture. You don't get it but I wouldn't expect you to.
I agree! I wasn't the least bit surprised to see that New Orleans and Houston appeared to be the happiest major cities on the list, in spite of the "terrible" weather. They're practically devoid of pretention and it's no coincidence that their locals are the friendliest people you'll ever meet.

Gotta love the Gulf Coast.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It is funny how people are commenting about this as if it is fact when there is no information about the methodology of this study. City Data posters fail at critical thinking yet again.
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