So here are the most miserable U.S. states, based on a Gallup-Healthways survey of "2013 health info from 176,000 Americans on 'physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such as food, shelter and healthcare'".
Notice the overlap of Southern states, Red States and human misery in the top 10:
1. West Virginia
This is what the Tea Parties are fighting to protect from the influence of godless, socialist bi-coastal liberals!
And here are the 10 least miserable states, in descending order:
40. New Hampshire
49. South Dakota
50. North Dakota
On the one hand, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Vermont shouldn't really count because nobody lives there. (Combined population: 5.2 million; the same as Colorado). On the other hand, if true happiness is being left alone, then....
By Adam Weinstein
February 24, 2014 | Gawker