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Kentucky Third Most Stressed-Out State, Poll Says

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Misery loves company, after all.Kentuckians are the third most stressed out people in the U.S., trailing only West Virginians and Rhode Islanders, says a new poll from Gallup.In 2012, 44.8 percent of Kentuckians told Gallup that they'd experienced stress the previous day.Kentuckians also are the second least likely to experience enjoyment. Rhode Island topped that list.More than 350,000 interviews were conducted through 2012 for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Gallup says.Kentucky has been in the top five of the poll for the past five years—topping the list in 2011 and 2008, Gallup says.Hawaiians were least likely to tell Gallup that they were stressed out, shockingly. Hawaiians also were the most likely to say they'd experienced enjoyment.Americans were no more likely to say they were stressed out in 2012 than in 2011. (Image viaShutterstock)

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.