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10 US States Where Your Vices Can Run Amok

Nevada is the most sinful, Vermont the most upright
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2020 6:45 PM CST
Here Are the 10 Most, Least Sinful States
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Lent begins next week, and for many, the denial of certain vices and bad behaviors in an attempt to give something up during the religious observance. In some states, though, the temptation may just be too much. WalletHub looked at nearly four dozen metrics in all 50 states across seven main categories of "sin": anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity, and laziness. Sin City itself, Las Vegas, comes in at the top of the list, while Vermont has the least to be ashamed of. Read on to see how sinful other US states are:

  1. Nevada (No. 1 in the "Greed" category)
  2. Texas (No. 1 in the "Lust" category)
  3. Florida
  4. California
  5. Georgia (No. 1 in the "Jealousy" category)
  6. Tennessee
  7. Louisiana
  8. Illinois
  9. South Carolina
  10. Mississippi (No. 1 in the "Laziness" category)
Read on for the least sinful states.

  1. Vermont
  2. Wyoming
  3. Idaho
  4. Maine
  5. New Hampshire
  6. South Dakota
  7. Iowa
  8. Utah
  9. Minnesota
  10. North Dakota
See where other states fall in the sinfulness ranking. (Here are the most fun states, sinful or not.)

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