Florida Ranks #4 .... on 2022’s Most Sinful States Study of All 50 States
Every state has virtues and vices, and vices are especially hard to conquer during the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
In light of these statistics, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most Sinful States, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. 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.
Here are some highlights from the report:
Most Sinful States
Least Sinful States
43. North Dakota
45. New Hampshire
47. South Dakota
9. South Carolina
- Maine has the lowest violent crime rate, 1.09, which is 7.7 times lower than in Alaska, the state with the highest at 8.38.
- Massachusetts has the fewest thefts (per 1,000 residents), 10.97, which is 2.7 times fewer than in Louisiana, the state with the most at 29.65.
- Colorado and Massachusetts have the lowest share of obese adults, 24.00 percent, which is 1.7 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 39.70 percent.
- Utah has the lowest share of adult smokers, 8.20 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in West Virginia, the state with the highest at 23.60 percent.
- Alaska has the fewest beauty salons (per square root of population), 0.151422, which is 10.6 times fewer than in New York, the state with the most at 1.606668.
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-sinful-states/46852