Ohio Ranked 7th “Most Miserable State” in America


(New York) - When the numbers were all tallied Ohio ranked 7th on 24/7 Wall St. annual study on the “Most Miserable States in America.” 

A sense of purpose is perhaps the most critical pillar of personal well-being, and the organizations finding contend a relatively large share of Ohio adults are missing a sense of purpose. 

For example, the study claims just 71.8% of adults in Ohio like what they do every day, and only 64.4% use their strengths daily to realize their full potential, the fifth and third smallest shares of any state respectively. 

According to the study, Ohio residents are also among the least likely Americans to feel a close connection to their community. Just 59.2% of survey respondents in the state agree that their community or city is the perfect place for them, a considerably smaller share than the 63.7% of Americans who do. 

The finding maintain, adults in Ohio are also relatively unlikely to make efforts to improve their neighborhoods. Only 17.3% of respondents in the Buckeye State have received recognition in the last year for improving their community, the second smallest share of any state.

To determine America’s happiest and most miserable states, 24/7 Wall St. analyzed the results of the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Survey results from Gallup were paired with other socioeconomic data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, and other sources.

 10 Most Miserable States (Click on the state for detailed findings)

  1. West Virginia
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arkansas
  4. Mississippi
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Kentucky
  7. Ohio
  8. Nevada
  9. Indiana
  10. Rhode Island

10 Happiest States (Click on the state for 24/7’s detailed findings)

  1. South Dakota
  2. Vermont
  3. Hawaii
  4. Minnesota
  5. North Dakota
  6. Colorado
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Idaho
  9. Utah
  10. Montana

24/7 Wall St., LLC is a Delaware corporation, which runs a financial news and opinion company. 

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