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Connecticut neutral on list of most, least happy states

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Connecticut is neither happy nor sad.

A new study from the personal finance website WalletHub listed 2015’s most and least happy states in America.

Connecticut ranked 22 out of the 51 states and the District of Columbia.

However, the state’s “emotional and physical well-being” rank was 10. Its “work environment” rank was low at 31 and its “community, environment and recreational activities” rank was 21.

Connecticut did have one of the lowest suicide rates in the country. Its rank was 5, according to the website.

The happiest state in the union was Utah, according to WalletHub.

The least happy state was West Virginia.

WalletHub cited research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in that life satisfaction increases as income rises, but only up to $75,000 a year. Beyond that, it said money makes little difference in a person’s overall happiness.

For WalletHub’s study, it said it compared 25 key metrics that included emotional health, income levels and sports participation rates.

To check out the study’s results, click here.

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