Every state has virtues and vices, and vices can be especially destructive when people’s wallets are already stretched thin by high inflation. 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 2023’s Most Sinful States, as well as 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:
Sinfulness of California (1=Most Sinful; 25=Avg.):
- 12th – Anger & Hatred
- 22nd – Jealousy
- 4th – Greed
- 1st – Lust
- 2nd – Vanity
- 25th – Laziness
For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-sinful-states/46852