The climate of the US is incredibly devised, especially between states that have different cultures, views, and ways of life. And we are quick to point at those different than us,  as the source of all that is wrong with the U.S. But none of us are perfect, and we all have plenty of things we can work on. Another way to look at it, we are all committing sins. So in that honor, our friends at WalletHub conducted a study to name the most sinful states in 2023. And, not great news, North Carolina ranked in the top 15 of this sinful states list.

What exactly is a sin? The Oxford Dictionary defines since as “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.” And these sins can be costly. On one hand, gambling costs the U.S. about $5 billion per year, according to WalletHub. Though it brings in much more than that in tourism money. WalletHub also says that another sin, smoking, costs us over $300 billion per year. The Bible talks about the 7 deadly sins which according to Britanica are:

1. vainglory, or pride,

2. greed, or covetousness

3. lust, or inordinate or illicit sexual desire

4. envy

5. gluttony, which is usually understood to include drunkenness,

6. wrath, or anger

7. sloth

But back to the states. Some states are more well-behaved than others. So 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. The data set ranges from violent crimes per capita to excessive drinking to the share of the population with gambling disorders. Keep reading to see the most sinful states including North Carolina in the top 10. Read the full WalletHub study here.

  • 1. Nevada

    Nevada

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 58.36

    Anger & Hatred: 10

    Jealousy: 4

    Excesses & Vices: 8

    Greed: 1

  • 2. California

    California

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 57.87

    Anger & Hatred: 12

    Jealousy: 22

    Excesses & Vices: 41

    Greed: 4

    <strong>Excesses &amp; Vices</strong>: 41

    <strong>Greed</strong>: 4

  • 3. Louisiana

    Louisiana

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 51.12

    Anger & Hatred: 5

    Jealousy: 1

    Excesses & Vices: 1

    Greed: 23

  • 4. Florida

    Florida

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 52.62

    Anger & Hatred: 38

    Jealousy: 6

    Excesses & Vices: 40

    Greed: 37

  • 5. Pennsylvania

    PEnn

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 52.16

    Anger & Hatred: 37

    Jealousy: 16

    Excesses & Vices: 33

    Greed: 9

  • 6. Texas

    Texas

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 52.01

    Anger & Hatred: 30

    Jealousy: 10

    Excesses & Vices: 35

    Greed: 43

  • 7. Tennessee

    Tennessee

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 51.43

    Anger & Hatred: 2

    Jealousy: 13

    Excesses & Vices: 4

    Greed: 5

  • 8. Illinois

    Illinois

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 50.38

    Anger & Hatred: 7

    Jealousy: 11

    Excesses & Vices: 27

    Greed: 36

  • 9. South Carolina

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    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 50.19

    Anger & Hatred: 3

    Jealousy: 7

    Excesses & Vices: 13

    Greed: 12

  • 10. New York

    New York

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 48.51

    Anger & Hatred: 18

    Jealousy: 19

    Excesses & Vices: 46

    Greed: 48

  • 11. Maryland

    Maryland

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 47.83

    Anger & Hatred: 36

    Jealousy: 8

    Excesses & Vices: 28

    Greed: 32

  • 12. North Carolina

    nc

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 47.53

    Anger & Hatred: 31

    Jealousy: 20

    Excesses & Vices: 12

    Greed: 10

  • 13. Oklahoma

    Oklahoma

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 47.05

    Anger & Hatred: 15

    Jealousy: 28

    Excesses & Vices: 17

    Greed: 3

  • 14. Alabama

    Alabama

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 47.05

    Anger & Hatred: 6

    Jealousy: 12

    Excesses & Vices: 11

    Greed: 35

  • 15. Arizona

    Chandler AZ

    Wallet Hub Vice Index: 46.09

    Anger & Hatred: 25

    Jealousy: 14

    Excesses & Vices: 31

    Greed: 37

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