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Cheer Up Pittsburgh! New Study Shows City One Of Unhappiest In The Country

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new study says Pittsburgh is the second most "unhappiest" city in the United States.

The study was done by Harvard University and the University of British Columbia.

New York was the least satisfied city according to the study.

The study asked residents, "In general, how satisfied are you with your life?"

The data suggests people may be trading happiness for a good job opportunity or lower housing prices.

"Our research indicates that people care about more than happiness alone, so other factors may encourage them to stay in a city despite their unhappiness," says co-author Joshua Gottlieb. "This means that researchers and policy-makers should not consider an increase in reported happiness as an overriding objective."

Two Virginia cities — Richmond and Norfolk — were ranked the happiest cities, followed by Washington D.C.

Scanton, and Erie both were in the top 3 of the least happy American regions on the list.

Here are the top 10 Unhappiest Cities:

1. New York, NY
2. Pittsburgh, PA
3. Louisville, KY
4. Milwaukee, WI
5. Detroit, MI
6. Indianapolis, IN
7. St. Louis, MO
8. Las Vegas, NV
9. Buffalo, NY
10. Philadelphia, PA

Here are the top 10 Happiest Cities:

1. Charlottesville, VA
2. Rochester, MN
3. Lafayette, LA
4. Naples, FL
5. Baton Rouge, LA
6. Flagstaff, AZ
7. Shreveport, LA
8. Houma, LA
9. Corpus Christi, TX
10. Provo, UT

Here top 10 least happy American regions:

1. Scranton, PA
2. St. Joseph, MO
3. Erie, PA
4. South Bend, IN
5. Jersey City, NJ
6. Johnstown, PA
7. Non-metropolitan West Virginia
8. Springfield, MA
9. New York, NY
10. Evansville-Henderson, IN-KY

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