The 10 Saddest States in America

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you live in the South or Midwest, you might be miserable.

That is, at least according to the most recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, a poll that surveyed more than 178,000 Americans on questions related to physical and emotional health, life evaluation, access to basic necessities and work. All the Top 10 most miserable states were located within the South or Midwest, and West Virginia once again took the lead for the fifth year in a row.

But nobody's perfect -- the "obesity rate has generally increased across the U.S. each year since 2008," according to Gallup. And even wealthier states like Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut scored in the bottom 10 for job creation. Still, the following 10 states take the cake – sometimes, literally – for general misery.