Rhode Islanders have a depressing view of their state, according to a new Gallup poll.
Just 18 percent said Rhode Island is the best or one of the best states to live in. That was the lowest total of any state, behind Illinois (19 percent) and Mississippi (26 percent).
"Residents with the most pride in their state as a place to live generally boast a greater standard of living, higher trust in state government, and less resentment toward the amount they pay in state taxes," the poll found.
The poll was conducted from June through December of 2013 and included interviews with at least 600 residents in every state. The results were released Thursday.
Montana and Alaska (77 percent each) were tied for having the highest percentage of respondents who said their state is the best or one of the best states to live in. New Hampshire was ranked No. 7 at 67 percent.