Pride, envy gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth: Michigan is well-versed in the seven deadly sins.

Although Michigan didn't rank in the top 5 of any rank behaviors, but we had enough variety of venal offenses to place 9th overall in a study of the Most Sinful States in America.

Using the 7 deadly sins as a model, WalletHub used 43 metrics to compare the 50 states across seven key dimensions: 1) Anger & Hatred, 2) Jealousy, 3) Excesses & Vices, 4) Greed, 5) Lust, 6) Vanity and 7) Laziness.

Most Sinful States:

  • 1-Nevada
  • 2-Florida
  • 3-California
  • 9-Michigan

Least Sinful States:

  • 48-North Dakota
  • 49-Maine
  • 50-Vermont

Breaking the categories down, here's how Michigan ranked in each category:

  • #10- Anger & Hatred
  • #6- Jealousy
  • #22- Excesses & Vices
  • #42- Greed
  • #27- Lust
  • #14- Vanity
  • #15- Laziniess

So, it would seem Michigan is quite generous and does not have a gambling problem, but is saddled with jealousy fueling theft and fraud with a very (un)healthy dose of anger, hatred, vanity and sloth for good measure.

It may be time for a long look in the mirror, Michigan.

Source: WalletHub

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