The 10 Most Miserable States in the U.S.

Photo by Gallup Healthways Well Being Index 2014

Photo by Gallup Healthways Well Being Index 2014

Is your state on this list?

Each year, Gallup Healthways releases a Well-Being Index which rates every state in the United States according to its well-being. This results in lists that include the happiest states in the nation and those that are considered the most miserable.

This is determined by interviewing over 176,000 adults in the U.S. from January to December. The test involves five elements – motivation or purpose, positive social relationships, financial satisfaction, a feeling of safety, pride in the community, and caring for your physical health.

The list of the 10 most miserable states of 2014 were similar to the previous year’s list except for a few changes. Oklahoma and Louisiana actually made it off the bottom ten, but Michigan and Indiana, which were not in the bottom ten the prior year, were included instead. Here is the list of the 10 most miserable states in the U.S., according the Gallup-Healthways 2014 Well-Being Index.

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