According to WalletHub, Minnesota is the 9th most sinless state of the union.
Minnesota Nice may well be called Minnesota Pious as we were in the Top 2o percent of clean living states. Not surprisingly, Nevada is the most sinful state in the union, while Vermont is the most angelic.
WalletHub based the scoring on seven categories…Anger and Hatred, Jealousy, Excesses and Vices, Greed, Lust, Vanity and Laziness. Each category score was determined by a number of factors. For example, Anger and Hatred scores were based, in part, on the number of violent crimes per capita. Vanity scores were based in part on the number of beauty salons per capita.
There are a couple of areas of concern. Minnesota has the second highest percentage of gambling disorders in the nation, with only Mississippi worse. We’re also among the vainer citizens in America, ranking in the top half at #17. On the other hand, there’s only one state whose citizens are less lazy than Minnesotans…and that is Alaska.
Here’s how Minnesota fared (and remember, the higher the number, the better):
Anger & Hatred….48th out of 50
Jealousy…37th out of 50
Excess & Vices…46th out of 50
Greed…34th out of 50
Lust…41st out of 50
Vanity…17th out of 50
Laziness…49th out of 50
You can click on the map below to see each state’s ranking. But here’s the shorthand: According to WalletHub, the five most sinful states in order are Nevada, Texas, Florida, California and Georgia. The five least sinful states in order are Vermont, Wyoming, Idaho, Maine and New Hampshire.
The full report is available HERE.