New study ranks the happiest states in the U.S. - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


New study ranks the happiest states in the U.S.

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new study from the University of Warwick in England looked at the quality of life in each of the state in the U.S. to determine if personal happiness might be dictated by where Americans live.

Results of the happiness survey are published in the current issue of science.  The top five "Happy" states are Louisiana, Hawaii, Florida, Tennessee and Arizona. The study randomly surveyed over a million Americans to determine the happy location list, finding the unhappiest states were New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. So where did Texas fall in the happy state survey?  Texas ranks at number 15. 

The state-by-state list, 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

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