Houston ranked one of the happiest cities in America, but it can’t beat a strange choice for No. 1 (Culture Map)

Photo Courtesy of Culture Map

Photo Courtesy of Culture Map

By Elizabeth Rhodes
In spite of how you may feel during your daily commute, Houston has been named the sixth happiest metropolitan area in the nation according to a new study released by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.

The study, called “Unhappy Cities,” examined a survey of metropolitan areas in the U.S. with more than one million people and asked individuals about their overall satisfaction ā€” often interpreted as happiness ā€” with their lives. According to the study, satisfaction indicates that people may be more willing to endure lower levels of happiness in exchange for higher incomes or lower housing costs.

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