Every place has its own vices, but some states seemingly have more than others.
WalletHub recently conducted a study to determine the most sinful states in the country. To do so, its researchers compared the 50 states across seven key categories: anger and hatred; jealousy; excesses and vices; greed; lust; vanity and laziness.
Analysts further evaluated the seven dimensions using 43 relevant metrics, such as violent crimes per capita, number of mass shootings, thefts per capita, share of obese adults, excessive drinking, casinos and adult entertainment establishments per capita and share of adults not exercising.
After examining the data, they found Nevada was the most sinful state in the United States, followed by Florida and California, respectively.
Here is more on The Peach State’s results:
- Overall rank: 7
- Anger and hatred (violent crimes per capita, hate crime incidents, mass shootings etc): 21
- Jealousy (thefts, identity theft complaints and fraud per capita): 2
- Excesses and vices (excessive drinking, share of smokers, drug overdoses etc.): 30
- Greed (casinos per capita, share of charitable donations etc.): 50
- Lust (adult entertainment, teen birth rate, active Tinder users etc.): 8
- Vanity (beauty salons, tanning salons per capita): 12
- Laziness (share of adults not exercising, high school dropout rate etc.): 11
What about the least sinful states in the U.S.? Those were Vermont and Maine. Both of those states had some of the fewest violent crimes per capita, fewest thefts per capita and lowest average time spent on adult entertainment sites.
If you want to know how other areas fared, take a look at the map of findings below.