Special Report

America’s 18 Most Miserable States

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18. Michigan
> Well-being index score: 61.1 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 56.1% — 17th lowest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 50.3% — 19th highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day 46.3% — 25th lowest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 50.8% — 15th lowest
> Adults who worry about money: 39.3% — 17th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 57.2% — 15th lowest
> Median household income: $59,584 — 19th lowest
> Violent crime rate: 437 per 100,000 people — 13th highest

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17. Pennsylvania
> Well-being index score: 60.9 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 55.4% — 11th lowest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 47.6% — 11th lowest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day 45.1% — 11th lowest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 53.4% — 25th lowest
> Adults who worry about money: 40.4% — 24th highest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 57.1% — 14th lowest
> Median household income: $63,463 — 23rd highest
> Violent crime rate: 306 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest

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16. Kansas
> Well-being index score: 60.9 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 60.7% — 8th highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 50.3% — 19th highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day 46.6% — 25th highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 52.4% — 18th lowest
> Adults who worry about money: 39.5% — 19th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 59.0% — 23rd highest
> Median household income: $62,087 — 24th lowest
> Violent crime rate: 411 per 100,000 people — 17th highest

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15. North Carolina
> Well-being index score: 60.8 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 55.8% — 16th lowest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 49.0% — 18th lowest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day 45.7% — 21st lowest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 56.4% — 17th highest
> Adults who worry about money: 41.3% — 15th highest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 58.1% — 21st lowest
> Median household income: $57,341 — 12th lowest
> Violent crime rate: 372 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest

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14. New York
> Well-being index score: 60.8 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 52.7% — 3rd lowest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 46.9% — 8th lowest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day 44.9% — 9th lowest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 49.0% — 9th lowest
> Adults who worry about money: 41.7% — 13th highest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 59.1% — 22nd highest
> Median household income: $72,108 — 14th highest
> Violent crime rate: 359 per 100,000 people — 25th highest