A multinational team of researchers has sought to draw our regional lines more clearly, literally mapping the American mood, with state-by-state ratings of personality and temperament. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, spanned 13 years and including nearly 1.6 million survey respondents from the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. The survey measured personality along five different spectra, with the Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism labels forming a handy acronym: OCEAN.
For conscientiousness, South Carolina takes the prize, while the independent-minded people of Maine come in last.
Wisconsin was the top scoring state on extroversion. The lowest score went to Vermont
Utah is the most agreeable place in the country and Washington, D.C., is the least.
West Virginia is the country’s most neurotic state -- The least neurotic? Utah wins again.
Washington, D.C., takes the prize for the most open place while North Dakota finished last on openness.
Read more: http://science.time.com/2013/10/22/the-united-states-of-attitude-an-interactive-guide-to-americas-moods/#ixzz2j4TwwIwj
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