Citizens and residents of the United States, you might find this map from Policy Mic that summarizes the worst of every state kind of interesting. Maybe we can come up with new state nicknames based their worst qualities. I’ll go first:
“Mississippi: The ‘We’ll have eaten another helping of fried chicken by the time you finish spelling our state’s name’ State”
The below map lays out some of the statistically worst things about each state. It covers everything from health to crime to travel to drug use. Some states don’t have it so bad (Ohio, the “nerdiest”) but others really kind of suck (Mississippi has the highest rate of obesity at 35.3% of total population … and ranks poorly in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty at 31.9%, highest rate of infant mortality at 10.3% lowest median household income at $35,078, highest teen birth rate at 71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 and highest overall rate of STDs. Phew.)
It’s not 100% science proof … some of the metrics are taken from purely qualitative rankings (i.e. North Dakota).
It’s supposed to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, but some of the stats will really shock you.