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Old 07-15-2017, 12:48 AM
 
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So Montana Utah Wyoming and Texas have the happiest and Illinois and Rhode island have the unhappiest people I would assume from that. Whats wrong with Rhode island?
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:25 AM
 
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So Montana Utah Wyoming and Texas have the happiest and Illinois and Rhode island have the unhappiest people I would assume from that. Whats wrong with Rhode island?
size envy
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:48 AM
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Montana and Alaska in a tie.

Then Utah.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Is this cd data?
If not, so far I'd have to guess by my non scientific research that states like Wyoming, Indiana, Idaho, Texas lead the happiness pack on here.
Maybe the ability to earn big bucks is offset by quality of life and the residents have less of a propensity to complain.
Keep in mind that this is not scientific in the least.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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Montana and Alaska in a tie.

Then Utah.
Alaska has the California issue. The people who are prepared to live there, love it. However, they appear to be weighed down by broke, unskilled, ill equipped "I'm going to move to Alaska" knuckleheads who bring down the state.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Whats wrong with Rhode island?
I imagine a lot is to do with the high unemployment rate and high COL.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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I was going to guess Alaska.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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texas seems to be the most satisfied and optimistic, lots of open space and big sky country, great job market, If you got a pool or near a lake even the heat isnt that bad.

Florida should be but there are tons of people complaining alot, the state is alot of contradictions. I think Miami has been rated most unhappy city in alot of polls which seems crazy, but alot of income disparity and poverty in florida
I hope by "open space" you mean elbow room and not public land. Texas has a pittance of the latter. Over 90% of the state is privately owned. There's probably more public land within 2 hours of Denver than there is in the entirety of Texas.

Happiest state? Vermonters seem pretty happy.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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Maybe the happiest states are the ones who have residents with close ties to family. That would explain why places in the Midwest/Plains are being mentioned more. The quality of life appears to be a bigger factor than money.
For me, if I had a tight knit family, lifelong friends and young kids, I'd probably be happier in Indiana, SW Michigan, Wisconsin making 50k instead of in San Diego making 150k.
The child care expenses are kept down, the task of making new friends is gone and if you have tons of buddies the repair costs of the home is brought way down, too. You don't have to pay everyone to help you.
My brother and SIL recently had a 3rd child in a 2 br house, his friends helped him refinish the basement and saved at least 30k.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:05 AM
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Minnesota if you can stand the cold. Good infrastructure, good medical care, good paying jobs, moderately priced real estate and lots to do. I think property taxes would be a drawback though.
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