Sinner or Saint?
A List of The Most and Least Sinful States, Ranked. Where Does New England Land?
Looks like we’re all a little naughty and nice.
But truth is, people in some states just sin more than others.
And other states are filled with saints.
According to WalletHub.com, the truth is that each of the 50 states has its own virtues and vices. For example, West Virginia has the worst drug problem, and it certainly comes as no surprise that Nevada is the most gambling-addicted.
“The cost of state sins is something we have to share as a nation, though. Gambling alone costs the U.S. about $5 billion per year. That’s nothing compared to the amount of money we lose from smoking, though – over $300 billion per year. Harmful behavior on the individual level can add up to staggering economic costs on a national scale.”
But there’s good news!
“Some states are more well-behaved than others, though. In order to determine the states that most give in to their desires, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 47 key indicators of immoral or illicit behavior. Our data set ranges from violent crimes per capita to excessive drinking to the share of the population with gambling disorders.
To determine where the U.S. has the most moral growing to do, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on seven sinful behaviors:
anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.
Not surprisingly, Nevada is the most sinful state in the union.
Other good news? New England seems to be downright angelic.
Bring on the halos, folks. Here are the rankings of New England’s saint or sinner quotient. All in all, we’re probably going to heaven!