Do You Live in a "Happy" State?

Kim Conte
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A new study ranks the happiest states in America by taking into account such factors as traffic congestion, good schools, low crime, amount of sunshine versus rain, as well as self-reported measures of happiness from people living there.

Where does your state fall on the list?

Here's the list of 50 states (plus District of Columbia) from happiest to least happy. Something interesting to note is that 6 out of the top 10 states are southern:

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

Where do you live? Would you consider your state "happy"?

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