And the Least-Stressed US State Is...

Hawaii, Wyoming top list

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 27, 2011 12:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – America is about as stressed as it was last year, a recent poll finds: Some 39.4% of 352,840 respondents called themselves stressed “a lot of the day,” compared to 39.9% last year. The year before was just a little more relaxed, with 38.8% saying they were stressed to that extent. But there is a lot of variation between states, notes the Huffington Post. The Midwest is the least stressed overall, while the Northeast and West are the most. This year’s least-stressed states:

  1. Hawaii: 30.2% stressed “a lot of the day”
  2. Wyoming: 34.4%
  3. North Dakota: 34.6%
  4. South Dakota: 35.5%
  5. Washington, DC: 36.7%
Click for the full list of states and more on state stress, including changes since last year.

Hawaii has the lowest percentage of people who are stressed "a lot of the day."   (Shutterstock)
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