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These are the states where Americans are the most stressed

The south is home to some of the most stressed-out states in the nation.
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  • Mississippi is the most stressed state, according to a new WalletHub study.  

  • The study compared all 50 states across 41 different stress indicators.  

  • Minnesota was deemed the least stressed state in the study.  

Americans are feeling more stressed than they were last year, but there are some parts of the country where residents are far more stressed out than others.  

Mississippians are the most stressed people in the country, according to a new study from the personal finance site WalletHub.  

WalletHub compared all 50 states across 41 stress indicators to figure out where Americans are the most and least stressed.  

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Some of the indicators include average hours worked per week, personal bankruptcy rates, and average hours of sleep a night, according to the website.  

As a result, Wallethub researchers ranked Mississippi as the “most stressed” state followed by Louisiana, New Mexico, and West Virginia. 

The Magnolia state earned the title in part due to its high poverty rate, high divorce rate, and few psychologists per capita, according to the poll.  

Meanwhile, Minnesota was ranked the least stressed state in the country.  

Here are the top 10 most stressed states:  

  1. Mississippi 
  1. Louisiana 
  1. New Mexico 
  1. West Virginia 
  1. Nevada 
  1. Arkansas 
  1. Alabama 
  1. Kentucky 
  1. Texas 
  1. Oklahoma 

Here are the least stressed states:  

  1. Minnesota 
  1. Utah 
  1. New Hampshire 
  1. South Dakota 
  1. Massachusets 
  1. Iowa 
  1. New Jersey 
  1. Connecticut 
  1. North Dakota 
  1. Virginia 

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