With the Mardi Gras season upon us and revelry descends on the entire state - not to mention the ArkLaTex - the personal finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019's Most Sinful States, plus the accompanying Mardi Gras Facts: Booze, Floats, Money and More. To determine which parts of the country might be the most morally challenged, WalletHub compares the 50 states based on seven sinful behaviors: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.

And where does our own Pelican State stand? When it comes to any of the previous, particularly vices and lust, Louisiana stands proudly at #6!

Sinfulness of Louisiana (1=Most Sinful; 25=Avg.)

  • 5th – Anger & Hatred
  • 16th – Jealousy
  • 3rd – Excesses & Vices
  • 27th – Greed
  • 5th – Lust
  • 2nd – Laziness

More explanation from the WalletHub site:

"Some states are more well-behaved than others. In order to determine the states that most give in to their desires, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 43 key indicators of immorality. Our data set ranges from violent crimes per capita to excessive drinking to share of the population with gambling disorders. Read on to see the full ranking, insight from a panel of experts, and a full description of our methodology."

To see the complete WalletHub study, including more details on Louisiana and our wicked ways, JUST CLICK HERE!