NEED-MEETING & Research discovers what stresses people most in each state.

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Jesus’ example of sharing the Good News often began by helping people with their physical needs in addition to helping them with their even more critical spiritual needs. (See George Ladd’s excellent theological treatise of this in his book “The Kingdom of God”  as well as John Wimber’s practical example of how to apply it in his book, “Power Evangelism.”) Below is recent research that can familiarize you with the general needs that impact different geographic areas of the United States.

“2018’s Most & Least Stressed States” by Adam McCann,, 4/3/18.

American stress levels have been rising for many demographics since their low point in 2016. Common stressors include the future of America and money, along with uncertainty about health care. But not all demographics are affected in the same way. For example, women’s stress levels rose in the past year while men’s actually dropped.

But certain states have contributed more than others to elevating — or decreasing — stress levels in the U.S. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 38 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life. Our data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep. Read on for our findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and our full methodology.


Find your state on this interactive map.

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