For the second year in a row, Texas has made it into the top 3 for the most sinful states in the US according to a new report. The personal-finance website WalletHub looked at all 50 states to see which ones were the most virtuous, and which like to give in to their vices.  Last year, Texas came in as the second most sinful state in the country, but this year, it looks like we've gotten a little bit better.

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The report analyzed all 50 states using 47 key indicators including violent crimes, thefts, drinking, gambling, adult entertainment, and other activities that could be attributed to sins. The number of adults not exercising could be related to the sins of sloth and even gluttony, while the number of beauty salons could be linked to the sin of lust, pride, and even envy.

According to the WalletHub vice index, Texas came in this year as the third most sinful state.

The Sinfulness of Texas (1=Most Sinful; 25=Avg.):

  • 25th – Anger & Hatred
  • 9th – Jealousy
  • 29th – Greed
  • 1st – Lust
  • 6th – Vanity
  • 30th – Laziness

While our neighbors in New Mexico came in at number 25 on the report, their numbers came out higher for various categories including number 2 for most thefts per capita and tied with Alaska for most violent crimes per capita. You can read more about this report on the WalletHub website.


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