Published On: Mar 26 2014 01:45:14 PM CDTUpdated On: Mar 01 2014 11:03:53 AM CST
Mississippians are the most likely in the U.S. to report struggling to afford food for the sixth consecutive year, according to a 2013 survey conducted as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Take a look at states where people struggle the most to feed their families.
10. Arizona -- 21.1 percent of residents reported there was at least one time in the last 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed.
9. Oklahoma -- 21.2 percent
8. Georgia -- 21.5 percent
6. North Carolina -- 22.2 percent
5. Arkansas -- 22.5 percent
4. Alabama -- 22.9 percent
2. Louisiana (tie) -- 23 percent
2. West Virginia (tie) -- 23 percent
1. Mississippi -- 25.5 percent
The state where residents are least likely to struggle to afford food is Alaska. Only 11 percent of residents reported there was at least one time in the last 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed.
To read more about the states who struggle to afford food, click here.
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