The 10 Most Miserable States In America

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The nationwide survey is based on daily interviews with with nearly 340,000 U.S. adults between January to December 2011. The Index is an average of six categories: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment healthy behaviors, and physical health.

Ten Southern states had Index scores that placed them in the lowest wellbeing group, while many Western states, including Hawaii, Wyoming, Alaska, Colorado and Utah, ranked among the top 10 happiest states.

 

#10 Tennessee

#10 Tennessee

Flickr/Jair Cabal

Life Evaluation: #37

Emotional Health: #48

Physical Health: #46

Healthy Behavior: #40

Work Environment: #16

Basic Access: #34

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#9 Florida

#9 Florida

Flickr/Sandra Cohen-Rose

Life Evaluation: #45

Emotional Health: #35

Physical Health: #29

Healthy Behavior: #17

Work Environment: #47

Basic Access: #44

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#8 Missouri

#8 Missouri

Flickr/US Army Corps of Engineers

Life Evaluation: #48

Emotional Health: #37

Physical Health: #30

Healthy Behavior: #48

Work Environment: #31

Basic Access: #31

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#7 Arkansas

#7 Arkansas

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Life Evaluation: #47

Emotional Health: #29

Physical Health: #45

Healthy Behavior: #47

Work Environment: #14

Basic Access: #39

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#6 Alabama

#6 Alabama

Flickr/US Army Corps of Engineers

Life Evaluation: #31

Emotional Health: #39

Physical Health: #47

Healthy Behavior: #41

Work Environment: #42

Basic Access: #38

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#5 Ohio

#5 Ohio

Flickr/Evan Anderson

Life Evaluation: #46

Emotional Health: #41

Physical Health: #40

Healthy Behavior: #42

Work Environment: #41

Basic Access: #32

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#4 Delaware

#4 Delaware

Flickr/Abby Rose

Life Evaluation: #41

Emotional Health: #40

Physical Health: #41

Healthy Behavior: #35

Work Environment: #50

Basic Access: #30

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#3 Mississippi

#3 Mississippi

Flickr/Natalie Maynor

Life Evaluation: #34

Emotional Health: #32

Physical Health: #48

Healthy Behavior: #46

Work Environment: #49

Basic Access: #50

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#2 Kentucky

#2 Kentucky

Flickr/Jason Meredith

Life Evaluation: #49

Emotional Health: #50

Physical Health: #49

Healthy Behavior: #49

Work Environment: #8

Basic Access: #40

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

#1 West Virginia

#1 West Virginia

Flickr/Bob Jagendorf

Life Evaluation: #50

Emotional Health: #49

Physical Health: #50

Healthy Behavior: #44

Work Environment: #25

Basic Access: #48 

Source: Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. States are ranked from 1-50 where #1 is the top Rank and 50 is the bottom. States are split into quintiles; Green represents the top quintile, blue is second, purple is third, orange is fourth, and red is fifth (bottom). Click here to see how domains are measured. 

By Dina Spector, from: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-most-miserable-states-in-america-2012-2?op=1

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