2017’s Most & Least Stressed States
from Wallet Hub, April 3, 2017
Stress affects everyone. Although we cannot eliminate stress entirely from our lives, we can minimize it by choosing to reside in the least toxic environments. The good news is stress levels in 2016 reached their lowest point in a decade. The bad news is they’re back on the uptick this year.
During the 10-year period when stress was declining, Americans commonly identified “money, work and the economy” as their biggest sources of worry. Today, however, Americans also report increased anxiety over the election outcome, current political climate, uncertainty of our nation’s future and fear of violence.
But certain states have contributed more than others to elevating — or decreasing — stress levels in the U.S. WalletHub’s analysts therefore compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life. Their data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep. Read on for findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers …
For a more local analysis of this topic, please visit WalletHub’s ranking of the Most & Least Stressed Cities in America.
Read … Full Report
- 36th for Stress Overall
- 40.99 raw score
- 31 Work-Related Stress
- 6 Money-Related Stress
- 47 Family-Related Stress
- 49 Health and Safety-Related Stress
- 1 Least Affordable Housing
- 49 Lowest Credit Score (3rd best credit)
- 47 Highest Divorce Rate (4th fewest divorces)
- 1 Fewest Hours of Sleep per Night
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