Do You Live in the Most Stressed-Out State?
2 weeks ago
Survey reveals Hawaii to be least stressed-out state in the country.
Hawaii was reported to be the least stressed state in the country, not surprising.
In its fifth annual survey, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index revealed 89.7 percent of Hawaiians experienced the most perpetual enjoyment in their paradise compared to 84.9 percent of Americans in other states overall.
Calculated through daily surveys with residents, Gallup found only 32.1 percent of Hawaiians reported to experience stress on a daily basis versus 40.6 percent of people in other states.
Residents in states which reported the least stress also experienced the most enjoyment than those in states which reported to feel less enjoyment and more stress.
There was one exception though. Utah surveyed to be in the top five states for both stress and enjoyment. Survey conductors are not quite sure what to make of their findings.
Here are the five most stressed-out states, as measured by the proportion of people who reported feeling stress "a lot of the day yesterday":
West Virginia, 47.1 percent
Rhode Island, 46.3 percent
Kentucky, 44.8 percent
Utah, 44.6 percent
Massachusetts, 43.4 percent
The five least stressed-out states:
Hawaii, 32.1 percent
Louisiana, 37.6 percent
Mississippi, 37.9 percent
Iowa, 38.1 percent
Wyoming, 38.6 percent
The five states that experienced the most enjoyment:
Hawaii, 89.7 percent
Wyoming, 88.8 percent
Utah, 88.7 percent
North Dakota, 87.9 percent
Idaho, 87.3 percent
The five states that experienced the least enjoyment:
Rhode Island, 80.4 percent
Kentucky, 81.3 percent
New Jersey, 82.0 percent
New York, 82.1 percent
West Virginia, 82.7 percent
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