Least Stressed States of 2012: List
Compared with other states, residents of Hawaii were the least likely to report feeling stress in 2012.
Credit: Maui Convention and Visitors Bureau

A survey called the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has revealed which U.S. states were the most and least stressed-out in 2012.

The poll is based on daily surveys conducted from January through December 2012 with more than 350,000 adults across the country.

You can read our article about the results and look below to see where your state ranks. Here are the results listed from least stressed to most stressed and the percent of residents who said they had experienced stress a lot of the prior day:

  1. Hawaii: 32.1
  2. Louisiana: 37.6
  3. Mississippi: 37.9
  4. Iowa: 38.1
  5. Wyoming: 38.6
  6. Texas: 38.6
  7. South Carolina: 38.7
  8. Nebraska: 38.7
  9. Maryland: 38.8
  10. Florida: 38.9
  11. Delaware: 38.9
  12. North Carolina: 38.9
  13. Minnesota: 39.0
  14. Wisconsin: 39.2
  15. Arizona: 39.3
  16. Nevada: 39.4
  17. New Mexico: 39.4
  18. South Dakota: 39.5
  19. Colorado: 39.7
  20. Pennsylvania: 39.9
  21. Georgia: 39.9
  22. Montana: 40.0
  23. Vermont: 40.0
  24. North Dakota: 40.0
  25. California: 40.0
  26. Arkansas: 40.2
  27. Alaska: 40.4
  28. Illinois: 40.4
  29. Alabama: 40.8
  30. New Jersey: 40.9
  31. New York: 41.0
  32. Kansas: 41.1
  33. Oklahoma: 41.2
  34. Virginia: 41.2
  35. Maine: 41.8
  36. Idaho: 41.9
  37. Tennessee: 42.0
  38. Missouri: 42.3
  39. Washington: 42.3
  40. Michigan: 42.4
  41. Indiana: 42.5
  42. Oregon:42.6
  43. Ohio: 42.8
  44. Connecticut: 43.4
  45. New Hampshire: 43.0
  46. Massachusetts: 43.4
  47. Utah: 44.6
  48. Kentucky: 44.8
  49. Rhode Island: 46.3
  50. West Virginia: 47.1

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