Friday, December 18, 2009

Happiest States

Are you happy? 
How do you measure it?

A new study found that a person's self-reported happiness matches up with objective measures of state-level happiness.

So, what are the happiest states? Well, let's just say the top spot is not what you would think. And where does Arkansas rank? We are number 17. Not too bad.

Here are the top 10, and you can find the complete list here.

1. Louisiana

2. Hawaii
3. Florida
4. Tennessee
5. Arizona
6. Mississippi
7. Montana
8. South Carolina
9. Alabama
10. Maine

"The results are based on an examination of two data sets, one that included personal reports of happiness for 1.3 million Americans and the other that included objective measures, such as how crowded that state is, air quality, home prices and other factors known to impact quality of life."
Happy Friday!

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