I get the West Virginian misery and the Rust Belt depression, but Florida? Are old people just cranky? Is it the swamps? Unemployment? Housing crisis? Sucky schools?
Maybe I answered my own question.
Gallup has the rest of the data on the states. The mid-west and west (all but Nevada–shocka!) are pretty happy.
I wonder if there’s any correlation with legalized prostitution and misery. Hey, just wondering!
Seems to me, that work and home stress is the key to lack of well-being, more than anything.