Georgia is a top 5 ‘most sinful’ state, new ranking finds

WalletHub analyzed nearly 200 US cities to determine the most sinful, and Georgia had three cities on the list.

Ranking isn’t a surprise, considering three Georgia cities are also among WalletHub’s most sinful

No state is perfect, but some are less behaved than others.

For example, Nevada is the “greediest” state, Texas is the “most lustful,” and Georgia is the “most jealous.”

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That’s according to a new ranking by financial website WalletHub, which based its analysis of all 50 states on seven key dimensions: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness. If those look familiar, it’s because they’re also the Seven Deadly Sins.

Within those seven dimensions, WalletHub gave each state a score in 47 key metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100 point scale, with 100 being the highest level of sinfulness.

Nevada, home of “Sin City” itself, Las Vegas, was ranked most sinful, with a score of 55.99. It was followed by Texas, Florida and California, in that order.

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Rounding out the top 5 was Georgia, with a score of 53.76. In each dimension, Georgia ranked:

  • Anger and hatred: 14
  • Jealousy: 1
  • Excesses and vices: 29
  • Greed: 45
  • Lust: 6
  • Vanity: 11
  • Laziness: 12

This isn’t that surprising, considering three Georgia cities made WalletHub’s November ranking of most sinful cities. Atlanta was No. 5 on that list and, like Georgia, No. 1 for most jealous.

Jealous metrics were thefts per 1,000 residents, identity theft complaints per capita, and fraud and other complaints per capita.

Columbus was ranked No. 57, with an overall score of 41.54, and Augusta finished at No. 104, with an overall score of 35.69.

So, which state is the least sinful? That would be Vermont, even though it made the top 10 in the greed dimension. It was followed by Wyoming, Idaho, Maine and New Hampshire, in that order.

You can read WalletHub's full report here.

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