U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-24-2012, 04:21 PM
 
9,519 posts, read 13,457,526 times
Reputation: 5694

Advertisements

Happiness is what you make it. NY got dead last probably b/c of costs of living and how cut-throat the NYC working atmosphere is. However, I'm very happy here and I think I'd probably be pretty miserable in Louisiana or any other southern state- that lifestyle isn't for me. This list is also over 2 years old. I'm curious what criteria exactly this list is based on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-24-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
2,311 posts, read 4,239,004 times
Reputation: 1430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdawg8181 View Post
Happiness is what you make it. NY got dead last probably b/c of costs of living and how cut-throat the NYC working atmosphere is. However, I'm very happy here and I think I'd probably be pretty miserable in Louisiana or any other southern state- that lifestyle isn't for me. This list is also over 2 years old. I'm curious what criteria exactly this list is based on.
The criteria are stated in the first post.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
6,620 posts, read 11,676,074 times
Reputation: 6603
I knew NY would be last.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2012, 08:58 PM
 
9,519 posts, read 13,457,526 times
Reputation: 5694
I kinda did too. Ehhh I love it here. People who are miserable in NY just don't know how to have fun or are boring. There's so much to see and do, I don't know how people can be miserable in such a great city. I will say NYC is expensive but if you make a decent enough salary then you shouldn't have problems affording a place to live. I don't know why people are complaining.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: NYC
114 posts, read 204,553 times
Reputation: 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdawg8181 View Post
Happiness is what you make it. NY got dead last probably b/c of costs of living and how cut-throat the NYC working atmosphere is. However, I'm very happy here and I think I'd probably be pretty miserable in Louisiana or any other southern state- that lifestyle isn't for me. This list is also over 2 years old. I'm curious what criteria exactly this list is based on.


Agreed! Not everyone is built for the beautiful NYC lol.....Survival of the fittest that's for sure. I moved to the south FOR NOW from NYC and Ive had the most unhappiest months of my entire life.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2012, 11:07 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
1,328 posts, read 2,650,657 times
Reputation: 815
Oregon is only #30? Well, we do have a high suicide rate, I suppose.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2012, 07:27 PM
 
1,574 posts, read 2,559,132 times
Reputation: 1115
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMT View Post
**Ooops, I didn't see that this list was already posted in the city vs. city forum. Sorry about that. Here's that thread:

Happiest U.S. States

This list was compiled by the CDC. The results are based on an examination of two data sets, one that included personal reports of happiness for 1.3 million people surveyed, 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.

Here's how the states and DC ranked according to their level of "happiness":

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

More info about the study and its methodology:

Happiest States Revealed by New Research | LiveScience
They say ignorance is bliss.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
2,311 posts, read 4,239,004 times
Reputation: 1430
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Dollar View Post
They say ignorance is bliss.
You quoted that whole thing just to say that?

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
5,991 posts, read 8,319,838 times
Reputation: 4270
Without reading the criteria or methodology, I can see there is a STRONG Southern bias here. The fact that Louisiana is #1 makes me not very interested in learning more about the methodology. Not saying Louisiana is a terrible place, but one of the last things I equate with the state is "happy".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: now nyc
1,458 posts, read 3,666,367 times
Reputation: 1254
Packin my bags..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top