Articles are linked below.
The Daily Beast: Life is Shorter in Dixie
"Likewise, many states where the CDC found people are expected to live shorter and less healthy lives are politically conservative states with low happiness listings and low median incomes."
---Eliza Shapiro, The Daily Beast
Al.com: Mississippi and Alabama Among the States With Shortest Life Expectancy
CDC Report on State by State Life Expectancy
State By State Happiness