New Study Reveals Most "Sinful Cities" in America
A new study released this month by WalletHub reveals the most sinful cities in America. In order to determine results Wallethub looked at 7 main sins and analysed cities based on 150 of the most populated cities across seven key dimensions: 1) Anger & Hatred, 2) Jealousy, 3) Excesses & Vices, 4) Avarice, 5) Lust, 6) Vanity and 7) Laziness.
WalletHub stated on their website regarding the study, "We examined these dimensions using 27 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the highest level of sinfulness. Please note that data for metrics marked with an asterisk (*) were available at the state level only.
Finally, we calculated the overall score, or WalletHub Vice Index, for each city based on its weighted average across all metrics and used the resulting scores to rank the cities accordingly."
Data was gathered from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Advameg, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Trade Commission, County Health Rankings, TransUnion, Yelp, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Council on Problem Gambling, Corporation for National and Community Service, Carto and Tinder.
1) Las Vegas, NV
2) St. Louis, MO
3) Cincinnati, OH
4) Orlando, FL
5) Springfield, MO
6) Miami, FL
7) Richmond, VA
8) Baton Rouge, LA
9) Pittsburgh, PA
10) New Orleans, LA