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Map Shows America’s ‘Happiest’ and ‘Unhappiest’ Cities

The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research recently unveiled their “Unhappy Cities” study which compiles survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about life satisfaction across America, and evidently, those Duck Dynasty dudes are onto something. For the surveys, the CDC asked residents around the country to self-report their own levels of overall life satisfaction, then adjusted the results for income, age, race and gender. When the results were calculated, the state of Louisiana was home to the top five happiest cities in the country, with Lafayette, leading the way. Other non-Louisiana cities in the “happiest” top ten included Rochester, Minn., Corpus Christi, Texas, Nashville, Tenn., and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. New York City ranked dead last, making it officially the “unhappiest” place to live in the country. The infograph below, created by The Huffington Post’s Alissa Scheller shows the entire rundown …

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