The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which interviewed more than 176,000 people from all 50 states last year, measures the physical and emotional health of Americans across the country.So take a gander at the states with the most miserable people:
1. West Virginia
Mississippi is thrilled that it didn't top this list. West Virginia topped it by just being absolutely despondent about their future. And really, can't say I blame them when water in Mexico is safer than the stuff coming out of their own tap.
In any case, for those keeping score at home, that's nine red states and just one blue state. And that's not a coincidence. Also not a coincidence: Those are southern states. In fact, regionalism seems to correlate strongly on this list. I took the states ranked 1-25 on the list and colored them green, while those in the lower half red. This is what it looks like: