Figure 1: Choropleth showing average word happiness for geotagged tweets in all US states collected during the calendar year 2011. The happiest 5 states, in order, are: Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Utah and Vermont. The saddest 5 states, in order, are: Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, Delaware and Georgia.
Below is our list of the happiest states, plus the District of Columbia. Click the headings to reorder by rank, state name or happiness, and click the links under each state name to display the word shift plot for that state in the right-hand window.