KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - What you're about to read may make you angry. In fact, if you live in Tennessee, a study shows that it probably will.
A recent study by the financial website WalletHub found that the Volunteer State is the angriest state in the country.
To determine rankings, WalletHub looked at a few different factors, including
- Violent crimes per capita
- Sex offenders per capita
- Bully rate
- Hate-crime incidents per capita
- Hate groups per capita
- Share of maltreated adults (measures the prevalence of rape, physical abuse and stalking among men and woman by an intimate partner)
- Share of maltreated children (measures the prevalence of physical, psychological or sexual abuse among children)
- Share of hostile internet comments
- Discrimination case filed
- Number of mass shootings
- Share of elder abuse
Using that methodology, Tennessee came in first place, a full 6 points ahead of second place Kentucky, Alaska and Mississippi make up the top five angriest states.
Knoxville fared a bit better, ranking as the 42nd angriest city in the country. Charleston, W.V.; St. Louis, Mo., Lewiston, ME; Burlington, Vt.; and Orlando, Fla. were the five angriest cities.
The least angry states were Hawaii, Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota and Utah.
Tennessee also ranked #15 for "Most Jealous," #3 for "Excesses and Vices," #20 for "Greed," #11 for "Lust," #21 for "Vanity" and #15 for "Laziness."
Knoxville ranked #10 for "Excesses and Vices" and #17 for "Vanity."