Sources: Happy Cities

SUCCESS editors and writer Sara Vigneri relied on the following sources in ranking 105 American cities’ happiness:

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey.

• The World Database of Happiness.

• The Gallup Well-Being Survey.

• Gini Index of Income Inequality, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Census Bureau.

• Corporation for National and Community Service.

• FBI Uniform Crime Report.

• Bureau of Labor Statistics.

• Texas Transportation Institute.

American Religious Identification Survey.

Journal of Human Genetics.

Who’s Your City by Richard Florida, page 54.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2002, Vol. 83, No. 3, 767–781. “Personality and Happiness: A National Level Analysis.”

Health Promotion International, November 2009, 24 Supplement 1:i45-i55. “Community Participation and Empowerment in Healthy Cities.”


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