Americans are more stressed due to economy, poll finds


Is the economy stressing you out? Did the plunging stock market make you feel depressed? Well, you're not alone. According to a Gallup-Healthways poll, the mental health of Americans is suffering as the economic crisis deepens.

The results come from a survey of 355,334 people taken almost every day last year, and polls are still be done this year, according to USA Today.

People in poorer states like West Virginia and Kentucky suffered the most, while those who lived in states with more open spaces like Alaska and Wyoming fared better. The poll also found that Hispanics had the worst emotional health of all racial groups. Otherwise, the survey found few differences among racial groups.