Happiest States In The U.S.

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The happiest states in the U.S., all in one map.
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Happiest States In The U.S.

  1. 1. A HUFFINGTON POST GRAPHIC Where To Be Happy When it comes to happiness, where you live matters. Hawaii is the happiest state and Louisiana the gloomiest, according to a University of Vermont study that looked at how often positive and negative words appeared in millions of tweets across the country. While tourism and context variables make this an imperfect measure of the happiness of a state’s residents, results were similar to previous wellbeing surveys. Socioeconomic factors that influence happiness in the U.S., such as poverty, unemployment and government resources, also account for some of the variation in life satisfaction levels in countries around the world. Sources: PLoS ONE, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Index THE HUFFINGTON POST How The U.S. Stacks Up The Assorted States Of Happiness 6.10 and above6.05–6.096.00–6.045.95–5.995.94 and below DC Napa, Calif. Longmont, Colo. San Clemente, Calif. Santa Cruz, Calif. Green Bay, Wis. Simi Valley, Calif. Lafayette, Colo. Asheville, N.C. Spokane, Wash. Boulder, Colo. Fort Collins, Colo. Santa Barbara, Calif. Santa Rosa, Calif. San Jose, Calif. 0 2 4 6 8 10 1 3 5 7 9 Hungary Portugal Greece Turkey Estonia RussianFederation Italy Poland SlovakRepublic Japan Korea Slovenia Spain CzechRepublic Chile France Brazil Germany UnitedKingdom Belgium Luxembourg Ireland UnitedStates Israel Australia NewZealand Mexico Austria Canada Finland Netherlands Denmark Sweden Iceland Norway Switzerland 7.5 10 0 Cities with the highest average word happiness scores Life satisfaction index (the higher the number, the more satisfied) Word happiness score (the higher the number, the happier)

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