WalletHub’s annual list of the Most Sinful States in America has just come out for 2023 and if history has taught us anything, you betcha Texas is on it.

All 50 states were compared across 47 key indicators of immoral or illicit behavior. These indicators were broken down into 7 categories: Anger & Hatred, Jealousy, Excesses & Vices, Greed, Lust, Vanity, and Laziness.

Along with that- data was collected in order to compare violent crimes per capita, excessive drinking, and what share of the population suffers from gambling disorders among other things.

There are a lot of sins committed in the U.S. Gambling alone costs the country about $5 billion per year. Smoking? Over $300 billion per year.

Before we get to the new stuff let's take a look back at where Texas stood in years past. The last two years (2022/2021) Texas was ranked 3rd. In 2020 it almost edged out "Sin City" itself, Las Vegas, and inched all the way up to 2nd place.

Topping the list once again this year is Las Vegas, proving it deserves its nickname. Nevada ranks number one for greed, fourth for jealousy and lust, and eighth for excesses and vices. It's been a solid number one since the beginning of WalletHub's Sunful State journey.

Texas seems to be repenting for its sins because the Lone Star State fell all the way down to 6th. Hallelujah.

The Top 10 Most Sinful States in America in 2023

  1. Nevada
  2. California
  3. Louisiana
  4. Florida
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Texas
  7. Tennessee
  8. Illinois
  9. South Carolina
  10. New York

On the flip side, Wyoming is the least sinful state. Drag your cursor over the interactive map below to see which state ranks where in 2023.

Source: WalletHub

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