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New York in last place

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009   7:11 am | Author: Tony | Life | Add Comment
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An article in the NYT points to a new report in Science Magazine that ranks New York in last place, when it comes to happiness.

 

Ah, you talkin about us?

 

New York is number 51. DC was included in the study. Unhappiness seems to be radiating from New York. Connecticut was ranked 50 and New Jersey 49. I guess misery loves company.

 

The study was based on two sets of information. “One was a survey of 1.3 million Americans done over four years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which asked people about their health and how satisfied they were with their lives. Those self-assessments were stacked against “objective indicators” borrowed from researchers at U.C.L.A. They included state-by-state variances on quality-of-life gauges like climate, taxes, cost of living, commuting times, crime rates and schools.”

 

“When the two sets were blended, the economists discovered that the subjective judgments closely tracked the objective ones. In other ..continue reading

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