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Shreveport ranked the 4th saddest city in the U.S.

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It was a topic that attracted a lot of interest Wednesday on social media. Research was released saying Shreveport was the fourth "saddest" city in the U.S.

Researchers at the University of Vermont studied more than one million tweets, searching for key words they say sad people use more frequently. Those words were mad, hate, no, boo and a number of curse words. According to the research, Shreveport is sad because its residents curse too much on Twitter.  

Residents we spoke with disagreed with the survey.

"Louisiana is at the bottom of everything. It's not like we should be surprised," said Nancy Jane Karam, a resident who said she had lived in Shreveport off and on since birth. "I hate that we have such a stigma like that."

"I moved here from Florida. I like it here better," said one resident.

Florida was considered one of the happiest states on the list.

Only 15 percent of adults online use Twitter. That causes the number of unhappy folks living in Louisiana to be skewed. One thing this research has told Shreveporter's is to hashtag less four lettered words.

The five saddest cities, according to research, were Beaumont, Texas; Albany, Georgia; Texas City, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Monroe, Louisiana. Louisiana was the saddest state overall.

The happiest state overall was Hawaii. Meanwhile, the happiest city in the U.S. was Napa, California.

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