Online appendices for Mitchell, et al. The Geography of Happiness: Connecting Twitter sentiment and expression, demographics, and objective characteristics of place (2013). [PLoS ONE, 8(5): e64417] [arxiv link]

Appendix B

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.

US states, colored by happiness

Happiness rankings and word shift plots for all states

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.