And the Least-Stressed US State Is... Hawaii, Wyoming top list By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted May 27, 2011 12:48 PM CDT 17 comments Comments 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: Hawaii: 30.2% stressed “a lot of the day” Wyoming: 34.4% North Dakota: 34.6% South Dakota: 35.5% Washington, DC: 36.7% Click for the full list of states and more on state stress, including changes since last year.