WalletHub, a personal finance website, produced a study titled "2017’s Most & Least Stressed States" that ranks all 50 states (and D.C.) in terms of stress levels.
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The conclusion? Alabama is considered the most stressed state in the nation, with Minnesota as the least stressed.
As well as most stressed overall, Alabama ranked high in individual categories. In "work related stress" they ranked no. 5; "Money-related stress," no. 2; "Family-Related Stress," no. 5; and in "Health and safety-related stress," the state ranked no. 6.
Alabama also ranked as having among the fewest psychologists, and as one of the states that gets the least sleep. However, Minnesota, the least-stressed state, ranks highly in these areas.
Compared to a state like Alabama, Minnesota is doing well. And the states around it aren't doing bad either; as the Star Tribune wrote on Wednesday, regarding the stress report: "Other states in the Upper Midwest also feature prominently in the no-stress zone, including North Dakota, Iowa and South Dakota. Passive aggression apparently does wonders for one’s stress levels."
Here are the top ten most stressed states (you can see the entire list here):
4. West Virginia
6. New Mexico
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