The ten most miserable states as rated by Gallup has Missouri at number 8. "Show Me State" residents had some of the worst outlooks about their lives in 2013, and little economic confidence. Just one half of residents said they were thriving last year – that's one of the lowest rates in the nation."
And if that isn't enough, there's this: Missourians also say they're stressed out, with a relatively low number claiming they smiled or laughed within the last day.
That no smiling or laughing among Missourians isn't my experience but whoever Gallup talked to, I guess the malaise is real.
More on the top ten miserables here.
The 10 most contented states are led by North and South Dakota