We all have our vices I guess. Though I was surprised to find out that North Carolina ranks as the 13th most sinful state in the country. I mean that’s near the top, I’d think plenty of other states would be worse. And most notably South Carolina was. Our neighbors to the south came in at number 8 on the list. Myrtle Beach I guess?

The study was conducted by WalletHub who ranked states in several “sins” and their corresponding statistics per capita.

  • Anger & Hate was represented by Violent Crimes
  • Jealousy was represented by Thefts
  • Excesses & Vices was represented by Excessive Drinking
  • Avarice was represented by Gambling Disorders
  • Lust by the time spent on Adult Entertainment Sites
  • Vanity by the number of Beauty Salons
  • Laziness by the numbers of Adults Not Exercising

Nevada, the home of Sin City came in at number one as expected. Here is how the rest of the top 15 fell:

How did the rest of the 50 states rank?

16. New York

17. Michigan

18. Arkansas

19. Pennsylvania

20. Maryland

21. Oklahoma

22. Arizona

23. Ohio

24. Virginia

25. New Mexico

26. Washington

27. Colorado

28. Hawaii

29. Kentucky

30. Alaska

31. Indiana

32. Oregon

33. Wisconsin

34. West Virginia

35. Massachusetts

36. Rhode Island

37. Kansas

38. Montana

39. Connecticut

40. South Dakota

41. Minnesota

42. Nebraska

43. North Dakota

44. Maine

45. Iowa

46. New Hampshire

47. Utah

48. Vermont

49. Idaho

50. Wyoming

Would you describe North Carolina as sinful? View the full list and study about the most sinful states here