When compared to the 50 states, where do you think New York lands in terms of sinfulness?

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.

Some states are more well-behaved than others. In order to determine the states that most give in to their desires.

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.

In terms of sinfulness, New York was ranked 20th when compared to the rest of the country. Here's the breakdown:

Sinfulness of New York:

  • 24th – Anger & Hatred
  • 33rd – Jealousy
  • 48th – Excesses & Vices
  • 50th – Greed
  • 23rd – Lust
  • 1st – Vanity
  • 17th – Laziness

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