I happen to live in one and all in all am pretty damn happy. Hope you guys are as well. I do think this is accurate and for the correct reasons.
Unhappiest states are in red; happiest ones are in green.
America has a sadness belt stretching contiguously from Ohio to Louisiana, according to data on national well-being released today. The ten states in this belt — Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma — trail the rest of the country when it comes to emotional health, physical health, and general quality of life.