America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude

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In the 80s we had the mood ring, now we have the mood map. A multinational team of researchers has sought to map the American mood by compiling a state-by-state ratings of personality and temperament. According to the map, the central part of the country is more friendly and conventional while the western states are relaxed and creative and the northeastern states are temperamental.  ***Here in Illinois, it appears we’re more open and extroverted than most… but we’re also more neurotic!

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