America’s “Sadness Belt” Reveals Cluster of 10 Saddest U.S. States

Stretching in a slightly curved line from Ohio to Louisiana can be found the saddest 10 states in the union: Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

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There is only speculation at this time as to why the populations of these states are so displeased. The results of a recent study focus more on the delighted-to-disconsolate range of each state. Once each territory was color coded to reflect the results of the study, the outcome was very clear: there is a well defined ‘sadness belt’ in the lower mid-to-east region of The United State.

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Melissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.

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