And the Least-Stressed US State Is...
Hawaii, Wyoming top list
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 27, 2011 12:48 PM CDT
Hawaii has the lowest percentage of people who are stressed "a lot of the day."   (Shutterstock)

(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.

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May 28, 2011 9:31 AM CDT
You know there is a problem with the system when our economy is looking like it does and Washington D.C. makes the top five least stressed states in America >:(
May 28, 2011 1:30 AM CDT
I f the people stop drug users & dealers in Hawaii we have less stress
May 27, 2011 8:53 PM CDT
30% stressed most of the day is the best it gets in this country? Pathetic.