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Report: W.Va. the most miserable U.S. state in 2013

Commenting on a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index report released in February, a Washington Post article noted that West Virginia ranked dead last in such categories as "life evaluation", "emotional health", "physical health", and "healthy behaviors".  Oddly enough, the state ranked 14th in "work environment".

A few days later, a Washington Post blog article noted that West Virginia has received a similar bad ranking on the Index since it was first issued, in 2008.

On a related and equally troubling topic: Time magazine's 2013 report named West Virginia as the nation's "most neurotic state". Click "read more" for more about that, below the page-break.


According to Time, its America's Mood Map was based on "personality test data from over one million people", which was used to identify "three distinct personality regions in the country."
"West Virginia is the most neurotic state, Utah is the most agreeable and the folks of Wisconsin are the country's most extroverted, a new study says." 
You can click the link above and visit the Time's page, and have a look at how the states are ranked on the page's "Mood Map".


Is West Virginia really that bad?  Let us know what you think in the comments section, below.
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