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Old 12-20-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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HAPPIEST RANKINGS

The state-by-state list (including Washington, D.C.), from happiest to least cheery:

1. Louisiana
2. Hawaii
3. Florida
4. Tennessee
5. Arizona
6. South Carolina
7. Mississippi
8. Montana
9. Alabama
10. Maine
11. Wyoming
12. Alaska
13. North Carolina
14. South Dakota
15. Texas
16. Idaho
17. Vermont
18. Arkansas
19. Georgia
20. Utah
21. Oklahoma
22. Delaware
23. Colorado
24. New Mexico
25. North Dakota
26. Minnesota
27. Virginia
28. New Hampshire
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. Ohio
44. Massachusetts
45. Illinois
46. California
47. New Jersey
48. Indiana
49. Michigan
50. Connecticut
51. New York

 
Old 12-20-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Parkland, FL
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I've lived in a handful of these states (FL, MA, PA, and OH) and I find the list to be pretty accurate for the most part. I found the average Floridian to be much happier and content with their lives as opposed to people in the northeast. As always, take stuff like this with a grain of salt.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Why is this in the Seattle forum?
 
Old 12-20-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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Happiness is so subjective, i am surprised they even have this poll!. A person living in a not so happy state might have the love of a family, a smaller house and be happy. And the person living in a so called happy city may yet be miserable mainly because of his attitude towards life. Jeez. If a city could make anyone happy everyone would move there. lol
 
Old 12-20-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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Exactly. Just because a place has a higher percentage of people who consider themselves happy doesn't mean that I'd be happy there. Conversely, New York came in dead last. Is it that NYers are so unhappy, or is it that they are the complaining champions of the US?
I'm a complainer. It's my nature. I'm usually over it very quickly and I'm not at all unhappy, but if a pollster heard my kvetching, he'd think I was miserable.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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did you read the methodology behind this study?
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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This list is BS; If TX isn't number 1 it's invalid.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Originally Posted by jluke65780 View Post
This list is BS; If TX isn't number 1 it's invalid.
Lol how do you think I feel, my state came in dead last, I'm a laid back person who loves to have fun.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Wow, this list is almost nightmarish. Some I can agree with being high on the list, like maybe Tennesee, but NY in last place?!

Also Florida, all the way up there? The State with the second highest divorce rate in the country, and the third worst education system, aka hell for the children?

Maybe they were surveying all the half-dead 70 year olds in Boca who are enjoying their fake paradise on that godforsaken sandbar from hell.

This is all coming from a native Floridian.

Oh and Florida is #1 in terms of sex-offenders and car-related deaths. Don't believe any of the stuff I'm saying? Go ahead and backcheck me.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Oh and Florida is #1 in terms of sex-offenders
Maybe they were surveying sex offenders, who are very proud that their state is leading the nation in something.
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