This Is the Angriest State in America

You'll stay on this state's good side if you know what's good for you.

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While it may seem like Americans as a whole are more frustrated than ever before, is that true as a blanket across the whole country? Surely, some states are more furious, while others are much calmer. To see where the fury is brewing, Best Life set out to determine the angriest state in America.

To create our Anger Index, we first used the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent Fatality Analysis Reporting System, as well as supplementary analysis by Auto Insurance Center, to find what proportion of each state’s fatal accidents involved road rage. We then calculated how many road rage fatalities happened per capita (meaning per 100,000 people). These are separate metrics: consider if a state only had one fatal accident, but it happened to be road-rage related. That would be 100 percent of fatal accidents being road-rage motivated, but 0 accidents per capita. Inversely, maybe only 1 percent of a state’s traffic accidents are road-rage related, but it had 5,000 accidents per capita. Examining both figures shows us where these differences might lie.

Next, we used Wired magazine's investigation into online trolls to find what percentage of each state’s internet comments were angry and toxic over a 16-month period. Finally, we used the FBI’s hate crime data to analyze hate crimes per capita, as these are often motivated by anger. (Note: Alabama had limited data in respect to this particular metric)

We then gave each of these metrics a weighted value before running them through our exclusive algorithm to see how each state scored on our 100-point scale Anger Index. The results show that, on average, America isn’t all that angry. The angriest state seemed to be a statistical outlier: it registered as twice as angry as the sixth angriest state, and three times as angry as the tenth angriest state. The top 10 were geographically diverse, with the West, Midwest, Northeast, and South all represented. Want to see how angry your state is? Read on to find out and discover the angriest state in America. And for the place that doesn't truly understand ethics, This Is the Most Corrupt State in America.

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50
Oklahoma

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 5.2 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.71

Anger Index Score: 0.00

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Kentucky

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.1 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 5.9 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 3.27

Anger Index Score: 0.00

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Wyoming

city skyline of downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 5.3 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.86

Anger Index Score: 1.37

47
New Hampshire

Manchester is the largest city in the state of New Hampshire and the largest city in northern New England. Manchester is known for its industrial heritage, riverside mills, affordability, and arts & cultural destination.
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.8 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 4.7 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.18

Anger Index Score: 5.26

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Idaho

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.00

Toxic internet comments: 5.6 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.34

Anger Index Score: 5.55

45
Maryland

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.4 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.30

Anger Index Score: 5.58

44
Pennsylvania

city skyline and the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at dusk
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.1 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.5 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.32

Anger Index Score: 6.58

43
Mississippi

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.5 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.47

Anger Index Score: 7.05

42
West Virginia

buildings and church in the town of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 5.4 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.73

Anger Index Score: 7.27

41
Arkansas

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 1.2 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.2

Toxic internet comments: 6.1 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.3

Anger Index Score: 8.97

40
Utah

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 1.5 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 5.9 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.56

Anger Index Score: 9.11

39
Maine

tall buildings and houses in downtown Portland, Maine at dusk
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.7 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 5.5 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.41

Anger Index Score: 9.47

38
Illinois

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.2 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 8.2 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.51

Anger Index Score: 10.91

37
Louisiana

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 8.6 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.56

Anger Index Score: 11.72

36
Missouri

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.3 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.35

Anger Index Score: 11.94

35
Minnesota

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 6.6 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.84

Anger Index Score: 12.47

34
South Dakota

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 6.3 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.26

Anger Index Score: 14.02

33
Florida

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.5 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 8.6 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.52

Anger Index Score: 14.58

And for the place where people enjoy some strange sexual activities, This Is the Freakiest State in America.

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Nebraska

lake, bridge, and buildings in the downtown Omaha, Nebraska
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 6.3 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.38

Anger Index Score: 14.77

31
Alaska

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 1.3 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 5.9 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.50

Anger Index Score: 14.79

30
Tennessee

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.2 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.2 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.71

Anger Index Score: 15.16

29
North Carolina

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.1 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.00

Anger Index Score: 15.35

28
Hawaii

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 5.7 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.90

Anger Index Score: 15.84

And for the place where people spend most of their days relaxing, This Is the Laziest State in America.

27
Iowa

city skyline and Parkway bridge in downtown Des Moines, Iowa
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 10.3 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.32

Anger Index Score: 16.51

26
Texas

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.2 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 8.2 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.57

Anger Index Score: 17.79

25
Georgia

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.1 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 9.5 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 0.96

Anger Index Score: 18.16

24
Virginia

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 8.1 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.91

Anger Index Score: 18.48

23
North Dakota

cityscape photo of downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 1.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 5.7 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.36

Anger Index Score: 18.49

22
Montana

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.6 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 5.6 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.99

Anger Index Score: 20.08

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21
Kansas

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.8 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 6.0 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.68

Anger Index Score: 20.37

20
California

cityscape photo of shops and the downtown area of Chula Vista, California
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.5 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.57

Anger Index Score: 20.51

And for the place where everyone is concerned about money, This Is the Greediest State in America.

19
Arizona

cityscape photo of downtown Scottsdale, Arizona at night
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.1 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.0 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.87

Anger Index Score: 21.15

18
New Mexico

albuquerque plaza, new mexico at dusk
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.3 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.9 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.38

Anger Index Score: 22.78

17
Oregon

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 5.8 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 4.15

Anger Index Score: 24.21

16
Ohio

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.2 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 3.34

Anger Index Score: 24.30

15
Rhode Island

buildings and walking bridge by a lake in Providence, Rhode Island at night
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 2.1 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 8.0 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.60

Anger Index Score: 24.71

14
Nevada

the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada in the afternoon
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.7 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 10.1 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.43

Anger Index Score: 26.48

13
Delaware

the Christina River and Brandywine Creek in downtown Wilmington, Delaware
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.9 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 8.8 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.26

Anger Index Score: 28.43

12
Wisconsin

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 4.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.4

Toxic internet comments: 6.6 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.27

Anger Index Score: 29.68

11
New York

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 1.1 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.1

Toxic internet comments: 8.3 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 3.14

Anger Index Score: 31.73

10
Michigan

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.1 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 7.7 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 4.35

Anger Index Score: 33.08

9
Massachusetts

cityscape photos of buildings and shops in Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts at twilight
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 6.8 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 5.63

Anger Index Score: 37.39

8
New Jersey

city skyline and the Passaic River in Newark, New Jersey
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 8.8 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 5.31

Anger Index Score: 42.83

7
Connecticut

cityscape photo of an empt parking lot, trees, buildings, and a busy highway in Hartford, Connecticut at sunset
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 5.7 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.4

Toxic internet comments: 6.9 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 2.13

Anger Index Score: 43.08

6
Washington

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 6.8 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 7.12

Anger Index Score: 46.90

5
Vermont

cityscape photos of stores and street in downtown Montpellier, Vermont
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 0.0 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.0

Toxic internet comments: 12.2 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 5.29

Anger Index Score: 55.34

4
Indiana

The skyline of Indianapolis, Indiana from the White River
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 10 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 1.1

Toxic internet comments: 6.5 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.11

Anger Index Score: 64.20

3
South Carolina

downtown area of Charleston, South Carolina in the afternoon
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 6.8 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 1.2

Toxic internet comments: 9.8 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 1.32

Anger Index Score: 70.42

2
Colorado

cityscape photo of buildings and tress in Colorado Springs, Colorado at sunset
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Fatalities caused by road rage: 9.5 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 0.9

Toxic internet comments: 6.4 percent

Hate crimes per capita: 3.65

Anger Index Score: 73.32

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Alabama

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Fatalities caused by road rage: 6.8 percent

Road rage fatalities per capita: 1.3

Toxic internet comments: 9.6 percent

Hate crimes per capita: N/A

Anger Index Score: 100.00

And for the place that appreciates cannabis the most, This Is the Most Stoned State in America.

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