What Is The Worst Month of The Year? Survey of Americans’ Least Favorite Month

In less than two weeks, you can rip off the 2023 sheet from your desk calendar and turn to the New Year across Virginia sports betting. Where has the time gone? 

As the dog days of winter have fully begun and as we look towards 2024, the discussion always starts if the winter months are the worst months of the year. BetVirginia.com set out to find the answer by surveying 215 U.S. residents via Reddit.com to have them vote for 1 of the 12 months by answering “What do you think is the worst month of the calendar year?” 

Here are the monthly breakdowns.

Worst Month of the Year Survey Results

Month# of Votes% of Votes
January5626%
February4721.9%
March167.4%
April62.8%
May62.8
June31.4%
July167.4%
August2411.2%
September62.8%
October52.3%
November157.0%
December157.0%

January, February Voted as Least-Favorite Months of the Year

The start of the New Year doesn’t mean it’s the best month. It’s the worst in our rankings. 

January received 56 votes (26%) to claim the worst month of the year award, followed by the heart of winter month, February, with 47 votes (21.9%). Surprisingly, August finished third with 24 votes (11.2%). Perhaps this is because it is the hottest month of the summer or that the end of summer is near, and Virginia is wanting every moment before autumn hits. 

The changing of the seasons from winter to spring and summer’s middle month both tied for fourth, as March and July accounted for 16 votes apiece (7.4%). The holiday months of November and December tied for sixth with 15 votes each (7%). 

The top three months of a calendar year for Virginians: June (3 votes, 1.4%), October (5 votes, 2.3%), with April, May and September all tied for third with six votes apiece (2.8%). 

Either way, just enjoy each day of every year you have.

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Author

Lou Monaco
Reporter/journalist

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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