A new survey is out showing that Montanans were among the angriest in 2020. Alcohol.org surveyed over 3,000 Americans to find out levels of anger across the country this past year.

Clearly, COVID-19 was at the epicenter of that anger causing great levels of fear, anger, stress, and frustration. The survey also showed:

  • Nearly 70% of those who got angry in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic have used alcohol to cope. 
  • 2 in 3 admitted alcohol actually made them angrier

Alcohol also played a part in relationships not making it through the pandemic as well. In another study, American Addiction Centers found that 1 in 3 relationships that broke up in 2020 during the pandemic was due to alcohol abuse.

The survey also showed that the angriest Americans lived in Delaware, where they admitted getting angry as much as 12 times a week (2x per day).

The least angry citizens have been those living in Hawaii, with people only getting riled up twice a week.

Montanans who participated in the poll said, on average, they get angry 7 times per week. The national average was 6. 

Here's a List of the Top 10 Angriest States During COVID

1) Delaware (Angry 12x per week)
2) West Virginia (9)
3) Wyoming (8)
3) South Carolina (8)
4) Montana (7)
4) Alabama (7)
4) California (7)
4) Florida (7)
4) Maine (7)
4) Michigan (7)
4) Pennsylvania (7)
4) Washington (7)
4) Wisconsin (7)
4) New Jersey

Anger is very unhealthy and can be the root of many other issues including:

  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Heart problems

If you find yourself coping with anger issues, Alcohol.org offers the following suggestions to help ease your anger:

  • Journaling your feelings
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Talking things over with a trusted friend, loved one or professional

More information on alcohol and anger management