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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new survey ranking best and worst states in the country puts Florida towards the top of the list.

According to the survey by, Florida ranked 6th in a list of “All U.S. states ranked from best to worst, according to Americans.”

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The method of their survey?

“We asked people to choose the better of two states in a series of head-to-head matchups. States are rated based on their ‘win percentage,’ that is: how often that state won the head-to-head matchup when it was one of the two states shown,’” the authors wrote on the website. Some 1,211 people participated in the survey.

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Florida came in with a 61% “win percentage,” along with North Carolina and Nevada.

The top states, according to the survey, are Hawaii, Colorado and Virginia.

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The bottom five on the list are Arkansas, New Jersey, Mississippi, Alabama and the District of Columbia. Team