Worst States In America

The Top Ten
1 New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

More like the most overhated state in America. I know it can be dirty, has lots of dangerous cities, and lots of rude and egotistical people. But if you look past all of the really populated places it's actually not that bad. It's shorelines are a great place to visit during the summer, has beautiful rural areas, Wawa, tomatoes, and the best pizza and bagels in the nation (in my opinion). Many people from different backgrounds populate the state and believe it or not most of the time are very friendly and helpful. Oh, and you don't have to pump your own gas! I wish people will see past the negatives of a state or country and expose the negatives of a generally well-received state.

God Damn the State of New Jersey. As Bad and Evil as Orwell's 1984 and Nazi Germany Put Together. 'The Division' Literally Tortures and Drugs and Institutionalizes Children and uses the 'Political Abuse of Psychiatry' and Court Savagery with Gestapo Police to do the Same to Anyone who is for Rights, Schools or they Fear Will Say Anything about the Rampant Corruption and Tyranny known by any Attorney with the better ones Just Beginning to Fight to Protect the People and Residents and the Children and Families of New Jersey. Join the Fight against the State of New Jersey Corruption, Malfeasance, Family Court Criminal Enterprises and Tyranny!

New Jersey has gangs and violence and terror and organied crime starting to kids and school and getting worse, so bad people can't believe it, search 'Cherry Hill Nazis' to see where the worst one in US lives. Judges and DCPP kidnap children for $10k per month and use history's worst medical terror on parents and the children, Bergen County recent example, lookup New Jersey Child Welfare Kidnapping and see how they are so bad people can't believe it until they talk to others in the neighborhoods or it happens to them, dcpp comes in the night illegally abducts children screaming as they are taken ripped away from parents arms by corrupt rotten and killer police - whose police chief shot his wife in the head in Englewood, Bergen County, claiming suicide and when they came to get him he killed him self - when they're not shooting kids in front of schools with their hands raised (Teaneck). Anyone who likes New Jersey has simply never had experience with the corruption, crime or terror ...more

JDL too, 40 hate groups most in Bergen County and many neo-Nazi and reverse hate groups, ISIS and al Qaeda arrests, FBI Targets Hackensack schools to stop ISIS infiltration and videos (search Web), regular bomb threats to schools and Bergen County Court House against worst judges in US (leave schools out of it! ) corruption with 40 arrested including 3 mayors, several assistant mayors, 5 Rabbis and selling body parts, Bergen County police almost kill State Police officer who came to help people from them on State Highway on you tube. To be caught in the middle of all that hate is not a good place to be and it starts young in NJ schools. All those office posts 'it's such a nice place with nice schools' getting old. Chrsitie disliked *even more* than the last NJ Governors even though they set set historic lows in the polls. 80% think Christie doesn't care about them because the other 20% KNOW Christie doesn't care about them.

2 Mississippi Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

To everyone who voted new Jersey: I wish I could say you're factually wrong, but since it's number 1 I can't. What I can say is Mississippi is much worse. ALL states have crime and poverty, but some are more visible than others. This state has ONE OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAGS ON IT'S FLAG. IF YOU DON'T THINK THAT'S RACIST, YOU'RE BLIND. And then there's the education. A little more than a third of students can't spell Mississippi. THEY CAN'T SPELL THE NAME OF THEIR OWN STATE. I don't understand how new Jersey is above this. Oh, I know why, NEW YORK JOKED ABOUT NEW JERSEY SO NOW EVERYONE THINKS IT'S BAD. *Smacks face violently*

Mississippi does not need to change their flag. Yes, racism is bad, but why can't we just put the past behind us? The majority of racism happened in the 1800s, and we are in the 2000s now! Why can't we just forget about that, instead of everyone labeling you "racist" for something that is nothing of the sort?

I moved here from up north and this has been the best place I have ever lived... Friendly people... Low taxes... Small school systems and cost of living is great. Lots of entertainment and site seeing in a short drive in any direction. Glad I made Mississippi my home.

I really hate the rednecks that judge me by my race and trash their house. It's a terrible place to live. The beach is nasty, and the swamps are nasty. The worst of all you have HIPPOCRATIC REDNECKS. So, in conclusion, this is the worst place to live in America.

3 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.

A literal hellhole that leftists created. Mass homelessmess, pollution, hollywood, and all the richest scumbags america has to offer. I pray that one day an earthquake separates this travesty of a state from the rational contiguous states one day

California is a bad state. Pollution. Crime and horrible government. Lots of homeless people very bad laws and stupid people California has the 2nd lowest iq of any states and they ruin good states like Texas and Arizona

Big wealth gap, needles trash and feces on the streets, homelessness made worse by local governments, worst laws aside from weed, a lot of ignored racism and historical racial division, super high taxes, super high cost of living and three strike law. At this point moving to California is an IQ test unless you want to work in entertainment or as an artist of some sorts.

California is literately everything that’s wrong with America, not Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, or whatever other southern state there is, California is basically one of the most Un-American states in the union and the least free too, it boggles my mind why people thinks it’s so great.

4 Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

I understand how horrible Alabama can seem by people who were not born here, or only lived/visited for a short time. However, as someone who comes from a large family in rural Alabama, I can attest to the true nature of the state. There is a lot of racial tension, that is no lie, and we can seem dreadfully intolerant from an outside perspective, but I simply think that there is a fundamentally lifestyle here. People are polite, but you truly have to earn someone's trust here to receive the acceptance and inclusivity northerners like to say we lack. My immediate family is Catholic, while my relatives are mostly Baptist, yet we get along fine. I am an openly gay woman, but because my community knows me and what kind of a person I am, they treat me with the same dignity they would anyone else, while if I were a stranger, they would naturally be more suspicious of a different lifestyle. But if people here come to see who you really are and what values you hold, they will treat you like ...more

The southern tradition is rich in Alabama. Men still open doors for women, the senior citizens are treated with respect,
The children are taught manners like:Yes Sir & No Sir. We have mountains, The Gulf with gorgeous beaches, lots of wooded preserved forrestery, plenty of fresh rivers, lakes and streams. You can usually choose land to build on or apartments. Our interstates can connect you to anyplace you want to go. WE HAVE 2 GREAT FOOTBALL
TEAMS, AUBURN UNIVERSITY & THE UNIVERSITY OF Alabama! We love our sports & are great supporters of our teams.

Basically just a showcase of what a miserable place the South is, especially cities like Birmingham.

The only reason it isn't the absolute worst state is because Dan Povenmire (one of the greatest cartoonists ever) came from Mobile.

Full of rednecks, racists, homophobes, bible thumpers, right wing nut jobs and uneducated trash that care more about football than anything else. Not to mention incredibly boring, nothing to see or do. Alabama is just like Mississippi, redneck, racist, right wing religious nuts.

5 Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

Arkansas is not the best place but definitely not the worse. If we could crack down the crime rate here and racism and create more jobs we good. Arkansas is extremely segregated you have a few city's here nothing but white people the law here is unfair and some of the officer and mayors are crooks you have to watch yourself here. Arkansas is a retirement home not the land of opportunities.

I think that Arkansas is the least productive state because there is noting to do here. There are tornadoes and other weather. It is not a bad place to go if you want to be separate from everyone else. If you just wanna get away. If you wanna live in the city here, then you're out of luck because Little Rock is the only considered 'city' in this state.

The people here are absolutely annoying and incredibly rude. the schools here are even worse though. they're more willing to pay for a football game than they are for actual educational supplies. teachers don't care for the kids either and usually get kids who are either well behaved, autistic, or kids who just have different opinions in general get in more trouble than the actual troublemakers. everyone acts like they're better than everything here. do not move here.

In Arkansas it's apparently socially acceptable to be disrespectful for no reason,support idiots/bad people, talk like a valley-girl, and overall be a disgrace to America

history says that this place has strong links to racism and the KKK

so it's pretty obvious this place is clearly the worst of America...

6 Louisiana

Name me one state worst then Lousiana in terms of living there, you can't. This state is a complete nightmare, crime and corruption is rampant, the climate repersents something out of Saudi Arabia, the education system is a joke. The only reason why I would say to go there is the food and New Oreleans, but that's it, really it anything else is pointless to travel in Louisisana. So yeah I'm pretty sure living here is pretty much like living in Venezulea

I have been born and raised in Louisiana for over 35 years. For all of the bad things that we have such as horrendous crime rates and terrible education and crooked police and politicians; No one could pay me to live anywhere else. If you don't like seasons and like hot, humid and sticky weather then this is the state for you. This past winter was the coldest ones we have had in decades and it snowed briefly 3 times and got to about 23 degrees and we didn't know what to do with ourselves. No one went to work or school...very funny! The up side is that if you like to have a good time then come on down. We have festivals year round, great food, great people and after all it's sportsman's paradise. And, not to mention Mardi Gras for 2 weeks out of the year. I could not see myself living anywhere else. Louisiana is the only state for me

Louisiana should be way below Kansas and West Virginia. It's not bad enough to make the top ten, but it still kinda blows. I would put it at 12. Although New Orleans is cool and all and the food is absolutely delicious, it doesn't make up for the dirty crazy backwater swamp people that pray to Jesus every few minutes.

Louisiana born (believe me, I'm not bragging) lived here for 29 years and it's complete hell. Crime rate has sky rocketed, nothing but druggies and drunks. School system is a complete joke (do love LSU though, Geaux Tigers). If you love ridiculous hot and humid weather pretty much all year round, then La is for you! (Middle of November atm and its 76 degrees at 9:30pm).

7 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, ...read more.

A Beautiful State, however, jobs are scarce and a lot of those working have to deal with uneducated people in management positions. There is also a, 'You will do it or your replacement will' mentality. The pay scale is also low in West Virginia creating more poverty and working poor. Education is hampered due to cost and the taxes on small business is horrible.

This should be #4, right below Kansas. The only reason this place has an edge above Kansas is the nice mountainous scenery, but besides that, this place is awful. A bunch of backwards hicks each other's cousins and poverty runs rampant. Education might as well be 5*2=52 and that Evolution doesn't exist.

This state needs a new name. THE STATE OF DEPRESSION. Drug deals in public everywhere, thieves everywhere, racism everywhere, and it can't decide on a climate. The KKK operates regularly here. This state makes me think Siberia is Disney World.

I live in West Virginia, and it's even worse than you hear. It's a wasteland, with poverty, depression, and nothing to do. People are quiet, and not engaging. I'm leaving, because this place causes me hardcore anxiety and depression. :(

8 Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

Illinois is way too expensive to live in. It's either freezing cold, windy, or boiling hot. After you've been to Chicago, there's no one else to go. The suburbs are actually very nice and tame, but taxes are ridiculous. I'm not sure if I want to leave because of family, but I know you shouldn't be visiting or moving here for fun.

I agree that Illinois is the worst state in US history. Did you know that more people are leaving Illinois than any other state? It has lost residents to almost every other state in the nation. My son, who recently turned 16, says he will never live in Illinois or step on Illinois soil, and I don't blame him. High taxes, crime, unionism, that is why Illinois is losing more residents than it is gaining. I don't mean to make anyone angry, but I think Illinois needs help so it can be a better state than it already is today. It keeps getting Democrat leaders, and people need to stop voting for Democrats to run the state and the nation. Illinois residents are number one in desire to flee the state. It is the second most hated state in the nation, and more people say it absolutely SUCKS living there than any other state in the nation. Hey, I'm sure glad I don't live in Illinois. We live in Texas, but we will be moving back to Colorado, our old home state, on July 1st, 2017. So, Illinois is ...more

I am on my way out after I finish school in May. A lot of people I know are at least entertaining the idea of leaving. Why pay such high taxes in every category only to receive nothing in return? The debt they racked up is insane. Currently (January, 2017) the state pays about 20% of all tax income received towards interest on debt. Also Illinois no has longer the 5th largest population. Mostly due to population decline we are now 6th largest. The companies and their jobs are leaving and the people are going with them.

Besides the government there just isn't much to do here that doesn't involve drinking or music. There are a few live shows going on but most of them are low budget plays starring a bunch of nobodies. All of which get boring fast. Outside of Chicago is mostly flat corn fields and straight roads. No real beaches, mountains or exciting wilderness. A lot of people in Illinois are very sedentary and fairly overweight. Somewhere near the middle of the road when it ...more

I'm a city of Chicago lifer that is working on an exit plan out of Illinois. Chicago Public Schools are not an option, absolutely awful. We have the second highest property tax in the nation, horrific crime, and oppressive taxes. We're taxed per bag in the grocery store, taxed for soda & water, our sales tax is %10.25 (12.25% downtown). Get this, we have this thing called a "city sticker" for our automobiles. It costs $125 for a sticker, another city sticker is needed in some areas of the city as well. We're so used to it that we forget it's a pointless tax not just a "sticker". Supposedly the huge amounts of money go to the streets. You should see our streets! Roads in Afghanistan are better. I'm not a political guy, honestly, independent, middle of the road dude all the way. Liberal Democrats have destroyed Illinois. They deny it but here's the facts. Chicago has been far left Democrat for 80 plus years, Cook County (largest by far in IL) has been that way for 50 plus years and our ...more

9 Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Honestly this is my favourite state, for the exact reassons people hate it. It's sparsely populated, which means les pollution and idiots around town. Not to mention Yellowstone. It all just seems like an introvert's biggest drea,

Wyoming means in Jibberish: No state here. I have cousins who live here and they are the only people within 7 miles! My mom had me here and moved to Colorado (a GOOD state to live in) because she thought it would be horrendous to be in a classroom of 4 people.

The absolutely most miserable place in America. I have lived in 7 states and Wyoming has the least to offer. Pretty vistas get old after awhile, especially in freezing temps and mean spirited people.

Take it off #1! Wyoming is absolutely gorgeous and hospitable! Fresh air and away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

10 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is ...read more.

New York is one of the worst states. High taxes crime horrible governor. Who always raises taxes because "cost of living" new York is becoming the new Illinois where more people are leaving than entering

Both NYC and upstate NY are great places to visit, too bad NYC is overrun with Karens, ultra-liberal people (I'm a liberal and I CERTAINLY don't act that way), and rabid Giants and Knicks fans. By the way, I went to Nintendo World there and it was great. Got some Pokemon and Zelda merch and everything.

For New York City, Manhattan is nice to visit and gives some high paying jobs when the economy is rocking. But Democrats think republicans or non-democrat party thinking people should be in jail. There is no freedom of speech or thought and any who aren't deluded liberals or non-traditional should be attacked in the street or during the job interview - most from other countries now and many don't like Americans, although some do. Homosexuals rule and illegal aliens should be given preference over everyone else who should be dumped on, policy in some LGBT and alien rated top companies - to continue winning awards for hiring more low paid low end illegal L1-B visas and fire more Americans or offer them work in substandard other locations, Americans that is. Walking into the wrong place or bar can be dangerous. Looking for traditional women - wrong place. Accidentally cross into New Jersey saying NYC is the best - you may get targeted. The best companies in Manhattan may target you for ...more

I'm from New York, and everything there is horrendously overrated or downright terrible. It's overpriced, overcrowded, crammed with the most awful people, terrible education system, absurdly high crime rates with no gun freedoms or decent police force, a culture of status and ignorance, corrupt government and law enforcement, I could write a book listing all the reasons New York sucks. Smug New Yorkers think that NYC is the cultural capital of the world, however there is literally nothing exclusive to NYC other than the size of the cockroaches.

The Contenders
11 Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

No offense to people from Kansas, but... this is where the headquarters for Westboro Baptist Church is located. In the capital. Kind of like how the KKK calls the cities of West Virginia home.

You people who are saying people in Kansas are idiots, that it's boring, that there are tons of tornadoes, and that it has the smallest population are wrong. I live in Kansas and am here to inform you of a few things. First of all, I don't know why other people think that we are all so stupid. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people in Kansas are stupid. But not everyone, not even close. And that you want everyone in Kansas to DIE? That's really hurtful to some people, you know. I'm 13, and there are plenty of other kids on this website. So, watch it. Also, if you think it's boring, then you should know that all states can be very boring, which you may already. If you think Kansas is boring, spend some more time in Kansas. There really are some really cool things here. The sky is beautiful. Also, for those of you who said all their is are tornadoes in Kansas, people are dying left and right, then you are a huge fool. There really aren't many tornadoes, and seldom people die. The only ...more

Eh, Its not so bad. It gets the Reputation for being Boring, But that's Just Because older Peope tend to live here. Most of them come from else where and wanted a Quieter Life, they are not even Boring. And Tornados hardly ever Happen.

This should be at # 3 or something. First, this state is absolutely boring. Driving through this state, I would've rather played a game on my phone than look at the flat boring scenery that is the landscape. Besides that, the infrastructure is underdeveloped, Wichita cannot even be called a city, and the politics are overtly conservative. Can't be worse than Alabama, but it needs to be in the top ten.

12 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

I'd like to say New Jersey or Ohio, I have some personal reasons (and historical excuses) to low-grade Michigan ... Kentucky isn't just another southern state, it's the rotten heart of America. I do not hate it the way I don't dis or disrespect any State. I've been through the South and New England, and some of it needs much work. Kentucky seems impoverished, isolated, economically stuck in the 50s/60s, and isolated from growth and "capitalism". We need like a new deal or massive market boom to improve/build up this place. It's a state of decay. California is pretty bad too for totally separate reasons.

Me at the Kentucky Derby:

Announcer: This horse is taking the lead! Another one is taking the lead! A jockey got bucked off!

Me: OK, we get it.

Because the people of Kentucky are beyond stupid and continue to vote for a traitor like Moscow Mitch McConnell who has done nothing for Kentucky for almost the past 40 years along with Louisville Police who murdered Breonna Taylor and the Officers who committed the Crime were let go free.

Hey Kentucky the reason why we can't get any relief from COVID-19 and more money on our Stimulus Checks is because you keep voting for a Turtle Faced Moron like Mitch McConnell

13 New Mexico

Ranked as 47th worst state for business, 20% poverty rate, one of the most dangerous states in the country, has ranked 49th or 50th for child welfare for years, second highest heroin overdose rate in the country, in the bottom five states for education, the Albuquerque "International" Airport only has direct flights to 23 cities, police departments at the city, county and state levels have trouble filling their ranks, unemployment went from 6.2% in October of 2014 to 6.8% in October of 2015 while the rest of the country recovers, lost 11,500 in population in 2014, filled with stupid people who elected Susana Martinez twice. Mother Jones did a story on her a couple years ago entitled "Is Governor Susana Martinez the next Sarah Palin? " Unbelievably corrupt but it never makes the national news because only 2 million people live here and that's shrinking. It's the second worst managed state in the country. The secretary of state just resigned because she spent campaign money at various ...more

To the first person to post. You're relaying info from Mother Jones? Pal you need to find a better place to get informed. As a fair minded journalism buff without a political agenda here's some places to avoid...NPR, Mother Jones, NYT, Washington Post, Salon, Huffington Post, MSNBC, Yahoo and Google news. I could give you 50 more. Those are the biggies.

I live here and it still sucks. Nicknamed "Land of Entrapment" for a reason. Only good thing to come out of it is Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Hot air balloons just aren't that exciting.

If some of the land in the state is that worthless to the point where USA tests it on the land, it isn't a good sign but I'm sure it's not all that bad there.

14 Oklahoma

Its not as bad as people say it is, and there is much importance to Oklahoma, we have the rose rock as our state rock, which is awesome if you see it, Edward Roberts, who was born and lived in Oklahoma, created the first Personal Computer, and gave Bill Gates his first job in the industry, Gordon Matthews, also born and lived in Oklahoma, created voice mail, has the worlds largest concrete totem pole, Turner Falls is the oldest state park, also has 'center of the universe', look it up, Witchita mountains Wildlife refuge is number 1 in the country, has the lowest gas prices, has the worlds tallest hill 1,999 ft, called Mount. Cavanal, has 4 major mountain ranges, 200 man made lakes, has Pops! A store that has more types of soda than Anywhere else in the country, first parking meter, The Amature Softball Association of America was founded and based in Oklahoma and is now the strongest in the Country, so I think it should be lower.

Terrible place to live. The laws are screwed up. The people are screwed up. The two largest cities are violent crime filled hellholes. I recommend going somewhere else if at all possible. Been here for all 31 years unfortunately and I can state that this place is in a sad state of affairs. Fat, stupid, dumb and entirely to crazy. Reminds you of that family member people whisper about, but dear not utter their name around them in fears of what the hell might come out of them.

Lived in OK for six years. 1 in 5 residents meth heads or opium addicts. Most people are decent and hard working. No religious tolerance. If you don't believe in their Jesus keep it to yourself. Generally distrusting of the outside world and desires to remain in the 20th century. If you drive a car with out of state license plates you WILL be pulled over at every opportunity by the police. Really never looked back after leaving.

As I cross my fingers behind my back, "Praise Jesus"

Poorly funded education system, resources aren't sustained, and a lot of small-towns and the societal and economic issues that come along with them. The low population density makes it hard for commute to work and hard for activities. Some like the broadness of living here, but income and quality of life leaves much to be desired.

15 Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

I lived in Joplin for over 30 years. The economy was terrible, the pay rates in the medical field are some of the lowest in the nation, and there is nothing to do except drive to Kansas City or St. Louis. We moved to NW Arkansas where the economy is booming and immediately increased our income by 20% while maintaining the same cost of living. I go mountain biking 2-3 times a week as there are hundreds of miles of maintained trails. There is plenty to do and a great sense of community. The landscape is gorgeous compared to SW Missouri's mountains of chat left over from the mining days. I miss the people, but will never move back to Missouri.

Everyone that grew up here hates it and wants to leave. So much drugs and sex and nothing to do but be sad while trying to have awful parties as if we used parties as a fake smile to hide our issues and lack of scenery. But hey. at least people recognize Missouri for Ferguson.

Yeah not gonna lie Missouri is also very racist in a lot of areas, its super boring, and its not known for anything except the arch and the Mike brow case. I use to live there too before I moved to Florida, know I got to say life is a whole lot better.

Me and my family have lived here about 6 months and I hate everything about it. Everything wrong with the world seems to gather here. The people here are unfriendly and there is pretty much nothing interesting to do.

16 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

Everyone just can not say anything bad about this beautiful state which doesn't deserve this kind of publicity Alaska is like a cold Hawaii it's beautiful and it's huge I mean two time Texas and amazing high mountains and lots of cool wildlife that will blow your mind so in my opinion Alaska has no business being on this list at all although it may be a little chilly it's nothing a real person can't handle at all so don't hate on my state as a total Alaskan girl I will live here my whole life and stay proud of that choice.

I would never put Alaska in the top ten worst states this should be number one state in America (not California)!

Where else can you catch a 50 pound salmon? Or shoot a gun of your portch? Alaska is the freest state ever

Should be 1 its cold and dangerous

17 Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

First of all, I am living in Nebraska right now and I can tell you it is one of the best/safest places on earth, first of all one of the least polluted air spaces in the world, second, we have Nebraska football, one of the most dominant dynasties in collage football, thirdly we have the henry dorly zoo which includes the world biggest artificial desert in the world, fourth we have a very great volleyball team, fifth we have offut air force base, you might be thinking, what does this have to do with anything? well during the 9/11 attacks the president came on air force one and landed in offut air force base. Nebraska is one of the best states out there, if people weren't so bias they would see this, I believe Nebraska should be within the top 10 best states.

I, in my opinion, love Nebraska. Sure, it has a lot of CRAZY weather patterns but, to be honest, it makes it an adventure. Out in Nebraska you can have so many adventures! It's definitely a good place to raise kids too. But, this is just my opinion

This shouldn't be in the top ten. Sure it's a mediocre and boring state but does not have a spot in the top ten.

Nebraska is not bad enough to make the top ten. It's top 20 for sure though.

18 Maine

What retard put Maine on this list? It is tolerant and liberal, has the best weather conditions, has great culture and food, and is one of, if not the, best states.

Maine is a beautiful state and I have found the very friendly. They look at you when they are talking to you.

Maine is great!

Tea Party Gov. LePage will have Maine number one in no time.

19 Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

This place is a hell hole. High taxes, high cost of living and not worth it. Nice beaches and Newport is nice, but DOES NOT make up for the rest of the state. Corrupt, crooked, stupid and those are the politicians who get elected. Job market is low. DO NOT move here, or if you're already there...GET OUT!

Well I'm from Newport and Rhode Island is not all bad. I love Newport. We have the beaches, mansions, shoppes, and everything! Now just like all states, we have our problems, but you should come and see! It's surprising how so much amazing things can be packed into a tiny area!

High electric and gas rates, corrupt, taxes high, crowded as hell, run away!

Tiny doesn't mean its bad. I bet most of you have never even been here before.

20 Indiana

I've been to all 50 states and Indiana is definitely the worst. They have a really strict police state with rules and regulations on everything, hardly any scenery as all the land is turned to agriculture, and it doesn't even any big or fun cities either for how overpopulated it is. Cold, cloudy winters and hot, humid summers, the people are jaded and lost in their little bubbles not trusting of anyone because they are all so unkind to each other. It has the worst combination of east coast attitude and totalitarianism and midwest/great plains intolerance with none of the friendly people you could expect in midwest/great plains/southern states.

Maybe the reason why this one is so shockingly low on the list is because we're so often forgotten about. Don't get me wrong, if you love cornfields and you get excitement from watching combines, this may be the place for you. Seriously, there's nothing to do here unless you go to Indianapolis and it's still pathetic

First of all. I was born in Indiana.. I've lived in several towns here, but have also lived in CA, and visited numerous other states... If you want to make no improvements to your life, spit out 2-3 kids, and get harassed by the police PLEASE BY ALL MEANS come to Indiana!

Indiana is horrible and garbage. Bad drivers and roads always being closed I hate going through this state

21 Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

People who were born here love it; everybody else looks at them at says, "Really? " It's beautiful, but more addicts, drunks and homeless than anyplace else I've lived. Poor education, poorly managed cities, corrupt politicians and high poverty. Mexico does not send New Mexico it's best citizens...just saying. Cost of living and housing is reasonable, but housing value does not appreciate much. Great for retirement if you don't care about investment value of housing, and if you live in a safe, secure housing situation.

Idaho is not bad enough to make this list. The scenery is great, it's nearby other great states. The only downfall is the stupid right wingers.

I was eating some mashed potatoes while typing this comment.

Should be lower.

22 Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

I actually kind of like Las Vegas, too bad it's not just casinos. It's also strip clubs, strip clubs and more strip clubs for all the perverts to go to. I'm absolutely disgusted.

The health care here is so poor that it's dangerous to live here. The street "design" in Las Vegas is so poor that driving around the city and finding anything is almost impossible, even with GPS. Cabs serve only the strip, and mass transit is zero. Housing is ridiculously expensive, and the state government is run by idiots. Las Vegas is just strip mall after strip mall, and every house looks the same. DON'T MOVE HERE.

Nevada is a boring desert state with nothing of any interest except crime, booze, illegal gambling, hidden nukes, and an anti-medical system. This should be number 1 on worst states.

Would not live anywhere else especially California

23 South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

Lived here throughout my entire life and its really nice here, the events and things.
Even though we may be the poorest state in the U.S. and have many teachers leaving, there's always room for improvement, at least I do hope so...
I recommend moving here in the northwestern parts of SC, not so sure about eastern.

Definitely not a great state. Lived here for 10 years... Lot of poor areas and floods are terrible. It floods often and since you are on the south east area hurricanes aren't rare. Only attractions would be Myrtle Beach and Charleston. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND MOVING HERE

The State that launched the Civil War. Poor and rich. No jobs. Still troublemakers... look at their politicians. People think of Charleston, Savannah, and beach towns but look behind the cover.

I hate South Carolina. Ignorance, poverty, rednecks, crime, racism, homophobia, guns, nothing to do, etc DO NOT PUT YOURSELF THROUGH THE IMMENSE TORTURE OF LIVING IN SC!

24 Vermont

One of the most beautiful states in the U.S and so good for skiing and snowboarding I'd say best of the New England states and there's good music that comes out of there biggest example Phish and grace potter and the nocturnal's and they take a lot of pride in there history

It's a tie between NH and VT...both are full of pretentious people and hillbillies ripping off tourists and druggies and rich out of staters buying up the land.

I love Vermont should be lower

25 Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Yeah, pretty boring and uneventful, besides when Lebron or the Indians go to the Finals or the World Series and lose. The Browns will always be the most garbage team in the NFL. The second you leave the cities, rednecks run the joint. Racism is the state's most favorite pastime and cocaine is the drug of choice. Weed is tried by litteraly every high school student by the end of school. People are generally kind, just don't go to the East side of Cleveland.

ohio is full of hood rednecks, grey skies, racist people, heroin, corn, more grey skies, endless sprawling suburbs and more corn. hell on earth for anyone who can think

Ohio is a great state. Down to earth people, beautiful Amish Country, Cedar Point and nice Metro Parks. Seems like people want to focus on negatives.

Great if you like grey skies, cornfields, and drugs

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