It's a pretty common sentiment that people have felt more stressed out over the last year due to the pandemic.  But, us Michiganders are on average more stressed than the majority of other Americans.

Our friends at WalletHub recently published study of the 2021's Most & Least Stressed States and Michigan was determined to be the 15th most stressed state in America.

The survey looked at stress related to work, money, family, and health & safety to determine their results and Michigan scored pretty poorly in all of the categories except for money-related stress.  Michiganders experience the 10th worst work-related stress in the country, the 14th worst family-related stress, and the 9th worst stress related to health and safety.

In addition to being the 15th most stressed state in the nation, Michigan is also the most stressed midwestern state with only Indiana coming close at 18th.  Below you can see the 5 most stressed states in America.

Most Stressed States

  1. Nevada
  2. Louisiana
  3. New Mexico
  4. West Virginia
  5. Mississippi

And now that we know which states are the most stressed, here are the 5 least stressed in the country.

Least Stressed States

  1. South Dakota
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. Iowa
  5. North Dakota

You can check out the map of the entire United States and see how each state ranks below, or you can head over to to read more.

Source: WalletHub

The methodology used by WalletHub looks at stress related to work, money, family, and health & safety and then broke down those key dimensions into dozens of metrics.  You can read more about that here.

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