The Golden State is not necessarily a happy state

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You would think warm rays of sun and an occasional celebrity siting would be enough to put a smile on Californians’ faces.

Not according to a study published recently in Science magazine, ranking California as the 46th happiest state in the country.

Economics professors Andrews Oswald, of the University of Warwick in Britain, and Stephen Wu, of Himilton College in Clinton, New York, used self-reported data from a random sample of 1.3 million Americans to determine life satisfaction.

The happiest state in the Union? Louisiana, followed by Hawaii. The least happy state? New York.

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Written by Megan O'Neil

December 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm

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