Maybe You Can Blame Your State For Your High Stress Levels

Is your state contributing to your stress level? Stress is one of those things that affects everybody differently. And depending on your situation, it can’t be avoided. According to WalletHub, 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.

To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep. Below are WalletHub’s most stressful states.

Most Stressed States                    

  1. Alabama
  2. Louisiana
  3. Mississippi
  4. West Virginia
  5. Kentucky
  6. New Mexico
  7. Nevada
  8. Georgia
  9. Tennessee
  10. Arkansas

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit WalletHub.

Statistics and details in this article were provided by WalletHub.


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