|Religious States Are Also the Unhappiest|
|LAURA GOTTESDIENER - Salon|
|They say that religion is the opiate of the masses, but it seems that the opiates of the religious are antidepressants.|
A study released yesterday confirmed that Mississippi remains the most religious state in the Union, followed by a handful of its southern belt brothers: Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, as well as the Mormon stronghold of Utah. The Gallup poll showed that 58 percent of all Mississippians identify as 'very religious.â€ The least religious states in the U.S. are the former stomping grounds of the very,very religious Puritans: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
But life in these highly faithful states doesnâ€™t seem to be all its cracked up to be. The most religious states in the U.S. share another trait: the highest use of anti-depressants.
Utah has long been the nationâ€™s capital of happy pill popping, with its citizens twice as likely to be ...
by Clarke M.
July 20, 2006
Religious States Are Also the Unhappiest
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