You know what's sad? All these lists that need to laugh at Detroit. I wonder if the 98 "happier" cities have a floating ZIP code? Oh yeah they don't....so screw 'em if they can't get satisfaction without pointing out Detroit's flaws.
I've lived in Boston and let me tell you know this: Everyone is miserable there. I don't buy this study.
My interpretation of this list is that Detroit is the 99th saddest city.