The country’s five most stressed-out cities are all run by Democrats, according to a new study.
WalletHub used 39 metrics — from the unemployment rate to suicide rates — to compare over 180 cities across the U.S., including the country’s 150 most populated cities, to determine where Americans are the most and least stressed.
According to WalletHub’s findings, Democrat-run blue cities dominated the top of the list for carrying the most stress:
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Detroit, Michigan
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Fayetteville, North Carolina
- St. Louis, Missouri
- August, Georgia
Detroit ranked No. 2 in large part because of crime, with recent statistics showing that the city’s residents are about four times more likely to be victims of violent crime than Americans living elsewhere.
Baltimore, Birmingham and Philadelphia are also experiencing high crime and murder rates well above the national average under Democrat mayors.
“Those are the sources of most of the pain,” he said. “Consumers are getting hurt at the supermarket and the gas pump, and it does not appear that this situation will be remedied anytime soon.”
Violent crime has spiked in several U.S. cities in recent years, becoming a major source of stress. (iStock)
Recent figures from the Department of Labor show that inflation has been progressively dropping from its peak last summer. However, a striking 83% of Americans feel stressed about inflation, and 75% feel stressed about violence and crime, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association.
Washington, D.C., ranked as the country’s most stressful area for work. Cleveland topped the list for financial stress. Fresno, California, ranked at the top for family stress. And WalletHub found Detroit to foster the most stress due to health and safety issues.