Tweeting happiness: 10 happiest and 10 saddest states, based on Twitter rankings

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26 2013 1:27 a.m. MST

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Louisiana is the saddest state in the U.S. "primarily as a result of an abundance of profanity relative to the other states," the study said.

The state ranked at 5.88 on the happiness scale.

In the study's examination of the happiness of nearly 400 cities, Lousiana's Mandevill-Covington area came in 197th, and Slidell, La., was ranked 327th.

Some sad words used in Louisiana tweets included things like pressure, ain't, gone, bored, stupid, mad, hungry, tired, jail and hate. Vulgarity in tweets also dropped the state's overall score.

>> Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne address the crowd Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 during inaugural ceremonies at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La.
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Layton, UT

Not too bad. Not sure why Nevada is such a happy place... other than all the partying that goes on there... and Maine is a lovely state, and who can expect to compete with Hawaii... Everybody there is nice, I think it's in their genes. They definitely have the nicest strangers I've ever met... Utah did pretty darn good snagging #4.

And of course it is with great satisfaction I note that we beat out big tourism states that pride themselves a bit too much in how wonderful their lifestyle is... like California, Oregon, Washington, Florida and Colorado. Buwahahaha!

Somewhere in Time, UT

I'm highly skeptical about the validity of this study. However, I do believe Utah is one of the happiest places in the world and Provo/Orem is one of the happiest places in Utah.

Sugar City, ID

In Utah and Idaho there are a lot of people who "live after the manner of happiness."

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