America's 5 most miserable (and 5 happiest) states

The states scoring best on Gallup's annual Well-Being Index have changed considerably in a year, but the lowest-ranked state is still miserable. Here are the nation's five most miserable states, plus the five most content.

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Feb 21, 2014 12:40PM
Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska have one major thing in common:  SPACE.  There you don't live like a pack of rats in an overcrowded cage.  
Feb 21, 2014 12:42PM

Even the most state we have here in the U.S. beats living in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, .... and just about EVERY other place on the planet ! ! !

Feb 21, 2014 11:58AM
Left Ohio for Florida. Those brutal winters and high heating bills can depress anyone. You car will bio-degrade before your eyes in Ohio as they use salt and brine to de-ice the roads, seems like you always are buying a vehicle due to rust out. High taxes, lack of good jobs will keep Ohioans depressed for years to come. Their property taxes are astronomical compared to Florida and Florida does not have a state income tax as does Ohio.  Thei roads fall apart due to the freeze-thaw cycle and the chuckholes destroy your tires and suspension. Their politicians just want to tax, tax, tax  everyone but can't bring good jobs to the state so you can afford higher taxes. It was time to cut my losses and move on.
Feb 20, 2014 9:48PM
Any correlation as to percentage of whites in the population?
Feb 20, 2014 8:42PM
I call B.S. on this article.  How the hell can you tell the happiest and saddest states by numbers and half azz facts.  Here is a fact Alaska is the state with the highest depression due to the amount of sunlight they get.  Here is another IL is a sad state because of all the gun violence.  California must happy because gay means happy, and there is a lot of gayness there.  How about WA and CO, there is so many people stoned off their azz, they have to be a happy state. 
Feb 20, 2014 11:09PM
Just love those winters in North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska.  That much snow can make anyone deliriously happy.  
Feb 21, 2014 12:28AM
You could not pay enough money to move to the liberal hell holes in the northeast with their high taxes, cold winters and corrupt politicians.
Feb 20, 2014 9:11PM
Saddest states should be any state that voted for Obomination.  Where's the change people?  Not in our pockets that's for sure.  His title should be Thief in Chief.
Feb 20, 2014 10:47PM
There are more miserable people in Los Angles than some of these states. Another worthless story to pizz people off. MSN sucks. 
Feb 20, 2014 10:30PM
Conclusion: freezing your **** off makes you happy, happy, happy!
Feb 27, 2014 6:13AM
Jeezzzzzzzus, ignore stuff like this and just enjoy life. It can be a blast if you just let it. Don't worry about what car you drive and what shoes you wear. Look around you. There are lots of things to do that are not expensive but a hell of a lot of fun. Why not have an article about minor things that are major fun? Fry bologna and make a nice sandwich and watch an old movie that is entertaining with no special effects and killing and gore. Go to the beach and watch a sunset. Don't worry about crap you have no control over. Your only here for a very very short time. Don't mess it up. Laugh at Kim K's huge butt.
Feb 21, 2014 8:31AM
There is space out there in those states.  Nobody in front of you on the road, nobody tailgaiting you, no traffic lights, little crime.  But don't worry, Obama will find a way to ruin that area too.
Feb 20, 2014 11:16PM

I was born in ND, moved to MN, currently live on the NE SD line. Guess I'll go to MT next.

Feb 21, 2014 12:01PM
Yep! I know living down here in the south is a much better place to live in where people are much nicer and no, we don't inbred nor live like a bunch of hillbilly red-neck hicks! Roland, you are a bitter, miserable and hostile Moron who hates everyone who thinks and lives differently than you. You proved my point well! Please stay up there where you belong!
Feb 21, 2014 10:04AM
I think living up north where there's much colder winters and higher taxes would make me more miserable person than in the southern states where the winters aren't as cold and the taxes are lower. Having snow piled up to my wazo would not make me a happy camper at all. Besides, I hear the folks up in the northeast aren't near as friendly, in general, as the folks down south. I'm surprised Texas wasn't mentioned at all. People there are very friendly and the economy there is great. But, there's one thing I can say is I'm much happier and definitely not miserable and not near as "Crazy In Alabama". :-)
Feb 21, 2014 12:04PM
No one said you have to live in a giant city.  Consider some wide open spaces!
Feb 21, 2014 12:15AM
So this survey is according to who? Someone who thinks you need a lot of wealth to be happy or a person comes from the poorest of families?
Feb 21, 2014 9:21AM
Feb 27, 2014 4:11AM

Since I live in South Dakota, I don't see these results as a shock.  This state and those around us have the most caring people I could ever imagine.  Love where I live!!  Love to travel, but always love to come back home.

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