This study was conducted using geotagged tweets so you know it’s completely accurate.
Hawaii, as you might suspect, was the happiest state, followed by Maine, Nevada, Utah and Vermont.
Louisiana is our nation’s most depressed state. Sucks to be you, Cajuns.
Other completely miserable places include Mississippi, Maryland, Michigan and Delaware.
The study, which was broken down by The Atlantic, also looked at the results for 373 urban areas to rank the happiest and least-happy cities. Vacation destination Napa, California, was determined to be one of the happiest cities along with Longmont, Colorado; San Clemente, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Santa Cruz, California.
The five most bummed-out cities according to average word choices were Beaumont, Texas; Albany, Georgia; Texas City, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Monroe, Louisiana. Again, researchers found liberal use of swear words to be a key factor in a city's overall happiness score.
Coastal areas were more chipper than landlocked areas, and the cities with a higher density of tweets tended to be less happy.