What is the most stressful state?

Katie Long Apr 26, 2013

When you think of stress centers around the country, New York City or Washington D.C. may come to mind. But according to a new poll from Gallup, the people of West Virginia, Rhode Island and Kentucky are the most stressed.

Over the course of 2012, Gallup asked over 350,000 people across the country to answer the question, “Did you feel stressed during a lot of the day yesterday?” 47 percent of West Virgina residents said yes. That’s compared to Hawaii — the least stressed state in the survey — where only 32 percent reported feeling stressed.

The top 10 most stressed states:

1. West Virginia, 47.1%
2. Rhode Island, 46.3%
3. Kentucky, 44.8%
4. Utah, 44.6%
5. Massachusetts, 43.4%
6. New Hampshire, Connecticut 43.0%
8. Ohio, 42.8%
9. Oregon, 42.6%
10. Indiana, 42.5%

The top 10 least stressed states:

1. Hawaii, 32.1%
2. Louisiana, 37.6%
3. Mississippi, 37.9%
4. Iowa, 38.1%
5. Wyoming, Texas, 38.6%
7. South Carolina, Nebraska, 38.7%
9. Maryland 38.8%
10. Florida, Delware, North Carolina 38.8%

To see the full results, click here.

 

 

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