Every state is known for its own virtues and vices. But harmful behavior on the individual level can result in staggering economic costs, considering that gambling addiction costs the U.S. $5 billion per year and smoking costs dwarf that with over $300 billion per year.
The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Sinful States as well as accompanying videos along with its Mardi Gras Facts - Booze, Floats, Money & More infographic.
Source: WalletHubTo 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.
Here are some highlights from the report:
Most Sinful States / Least Sinful States
1 Nevada / 41 South Dakota
2 Florida / 42 New Hampshire
3 California / 43 Utah
4 Texas / 44 Wyoming
5 Tennessee / 45 Iowa
6 Louisiana / 46 Idaho
7 Georgia / 47 Nebraska
8 Illinois / 48 North Dakota
9 Michigan / 49 Maine
10 Arizona / 50 Vermont
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-sinful-states/46852/