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Missouri named 8th most miserable state

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Does living in Missouri make you miserable? The “Show Me State” ranked #8 on a list of the 10 most miserable states in the country.

Information for the ranking came from a recently released Gallup well-being index poll. Only half of Missourians surveyed said they were thriving last year. That’s among the lowest rates in the nation. Missouri also ranked poorly for emotional health.

West Virginia was ranked the most miserable state.  North Dakota came in first as the happiest state.  Illinois didn’t make either list.

25 comments

  • Maserati

    We’re #8 in national misery? Do you think maybe it’s because we’re #1 in the most criminal local / state legislatures and law (un)enforcement agencies in the country? Duh….

    • Maserati

      Mike, you really think an article with one person’s opinion changes the corruption in this town? Maybe he should come and get mugged by Lumiere, or pulled over and shot by a cop who: “thought he was armed and feared for his life”! Maybe he can spend his wages paying for bogus intersection camera tickets for our law enforcement profit centers, while visiting at Washington U Siteman Center or BJC and getting medically malpracticed. Wow…good to know we have cheap real estate, and both smart and dumb thieves here. No Mike, there’s not really that much to be happy about if you really know what goes on in this town and the corruption of our officials. I agree that 40 years ago it used to be a great city. That’s over.

  • Joseph Atnip

    well the lack of blue collar work that pays a decent wage in the St Louis area the corrupt St Louis City Government and all of the Highway patrol that now set speed traps all over the highway picking up people that go 5 miles over the speed limit on their way to their crappy job probably doesn’t helpand now the federal government is making matters worse with Obamacareoh I can go get a job at Chrysler oh wait a minute it’s not there anymore how I can go get a job at Ford now wait a minute it’s not there anymore either and neither are all of the small factories warehouses another satellite companies that supplied services for them way to go St Louis

    • Carol Snyder

      I agree with you in general – but I did hear that GM is hiring out in Wentzville. Of course you have to pass a drug test….which eliminates a lot of the outstaters. Unless you have an education, it is damned hard to make a decent living in Missouri. What I don’t know is how different Mo. is from everywhere else. Obamacare could be providing lower cost health insurance, except the MO legislature refuses to expand Medicaid, thus depriving 250,000 Missourians from coverage.

  • Adam

    St. Louis alone skews this statistic. St. Louis is not Missouri in it’s entirety, even if the rest of the nation thinks so…Kansas City and Springfield inhabitants report being generally happy.

  • Steve

    You got it all wrong! STL is on the rise with the development up in the Cwe with whole foods and major infrastructure so be informed…;) I’ve never seen so many apt buildings being constructed for young professionals!

  • THOMAS SAPPINGTON

    I FIND MYSELF CONTENT NO MATTER WHAT THE SITUATION MISSOURI ( IS THE SHOW ME STATE) SO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS IN YOUR OWN STATE BEFORE RUNNING MINE DOWN. I LIVE A QUITE AN PEACEFUL LIFE I’M HAPPY TO LIVE HERE,IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OZARK HILLS,

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