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New Yorkers Most Unhappy Citizens in USA says study.

by James Denison / December 27, 2009 12:05 PM PST

My home state of Florida was in the top five, lol. Hmm, is it the weather, or the philosophy of each place? Could it be Liberalism makes one miserable instead?


People in sunny, outdoorsy states ?Louisiana, Hawaii, Florida ? say they're the happiest Americans, and researchers think they know why. A new study comparing self-described pleasant feelings with objective measures of good living found these folks generally have reason to feel fine.

At the other end of the scale, last in happiness ? is New York state.

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I can't take those kinds of "studies" seriously...
by EdHannigan / December 27, 2009 8:16 PM PST

I lived in NYC for years. Definitely a high stress environment, but I can't say the people seemed less happy in general than folks elsewhere. Maybe less SAPPY. It maybe that they are happy but won't admit it.

I was never happy around tax time there. Federal, State,and City income taxes.

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I can assure you,
by Mike_Hanks / December 28, 2009 12:20 AM PST

That if I lived in NYC, I would be responsible for raising the unhappy factor.

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I'd guess that weather is a major factor
by Josh K / December 28, 2009 5:17 AM PST

Other studies have shown that people who live in sunny, warm places are generally happier than people who live in cold places with bad weather, where suicide rates tend to be higher. But a lot of things contribute to happiness. I'd be a lot happier in NYC than I'd be in some nowhere town in sunny Nevada, for example.

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