An interesting correlation here, comparing WalletHub’s “happiness ratings” with the results of the 2016 election.
Every one of the 10 unhappiest states voted for Trump, often with numbers approaching a landslide. The most unhappy states (Oklahoma, West Virginia) were also the strongest for Trump.
Among the top 10 states rated happiest, only two gave Trump a majority of their votes, although for various reasons, he did win 5 of them while getting less than 50% backing.
You can argue with WalletHub’s methodology. The relevant page is here. But it does seem that Trump and misery keep steady company.
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