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KSDK – Missouri is the eighth most miserable state, according to the latest data from Gallup.

"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.

Missourians also say they're stressed out, with a relatively low number claiming they smiled or laughed within the last day. With that in mind, maybe it's no wonder Missouri ranked among the worst states for emotional health.

One thing that might make Missourians smile? A least it's not West Virginia, which was found to be the most miserable state, based on its low life-expectancy, high obesity rate and dismal average household income.

Kentucky was the second most miserable state, followed by Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio.

You can read more about the study here:

http://usat.ly/1cenOUO.

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