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Study names Richmond metro happiest in US



People in the Richmond-Petersbug metro are the happiest in the country, according to a new study.

The Centers for Disease Control has been calling hundreds of thousands of people across the country asking them how satisfied they are with their life on a scale of one to four. Nationwide, 46 percent nationwide said they were "very satisfied" and 49 percent said they were "satisfied."


Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Harvard took the data and broke it down by area, added in some other variables including income, education and housing and found Richmond and Petersburg were at the top of the list.


The Norfolk, Virginia Beach area wasn't far behind, followed by the Washington D.C. metro. New York, Pittsburgh and Louisville were the least happy.


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