Vermont Research Says: After Hawaii, Maine is the Happiest State
Researchers at the University of Vermont looked at 10 million tweets, to see how often people used happy words . . . like love, beauty, hope, wonderful, and rainbow. We here in Maine fared pretty darned well and, in spite of our ten months of winter, we’re pretty happy
Based on that super-scientific criteria, here are the five happiest states in the U.S.:
And here are the five happiest cities:
1) Napa, California
2) Longmont, Colorado
3) San Clemente, California
4) Santa Fe, New Mexico
5) Santa Cruz, California
They also looked at where people used sad words . . . like hurt, ugly, hate, mad, and lied. Here are the saddest states in the U.S.:
And here are the five saddest cities:
1) Beaumont, Texas.
2) Albany, Georgia.
3) Texas City, Texas.
4) Shreveport, Louisiana.
5) Monroe, Louisiana
Just after Hawaii, huh? They call it happiness…I think it’s apathy.