Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:24:34 AM CDTUpdated On: Jul 01 2014 10:52:44 AM CDT
It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, according to a new report released by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.
A new research paper, published using data from the National Bureau for Economic Research and co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Edward Glaeser, is shedding light on the nation's happiness. Residents of bigger cities, like New York, make more money, but are generally unhappy, according to the study.
Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - cities in the U.S.
3. Louisville, Ky.
1. New York
Professor Glaeser told Yahoo Finance, "No self respecting New Yorker is going to tell an interviewer that they are completely satisfied with their life. Culture certainly has some part of [the results in the report]."
5. Baton Rouge
4. Naples, Florida
3. Lafayette, Louisiana
2. Rochester, Minnesota
1. Charlottesville, Virginia
To read more about the happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities, click here.