Nevada ranked as most sinful state, WalletHub says


Every state is known for its own virtues and vices. But 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.

With Mardi Gras coming up and sure to be full of drinking, drug use and sex, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Sinful States as well as accompanying videos along with its Mardi Gras Facts – Booze, Floats, Money & More infographic. 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:

Most sinful states 
1 Nevada
2 Florida
3 California
4 Texas
5 Tennessee
6 Louisiana
7 Georgia
8 Illinois
9 Michigan
10 Arizona

Mardi Gras Key Stats

• $1+ Billion: The economic impact of Mardi Gras on New Orleans.

• $600 Million: The economic impact of Mardi Gras on Alabama’s Mobile.

• 25+ Million Pounds: Beads thrown during Mardi Gras in New Orleans each year.

• 164,000: Number of people who flew to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in 2018, the most since 2010.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, visit:


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