Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin: New Hampshire is the 3rd Least Sinful State in 2023
You know what they say, "love the sinner, hate the sin."
It turns out that we Granite Staters abide by that rule better than most.
Whether you define sin in a religious context or as simply doing something wrong, nobody's perfect, and everyone makes mistakes. And as a recent WalletHub study says, "each of the 50 states has its own virtues and vices."
The goal of this study, which was published by the personal finance website, was to determine the most and least sinful states in America. But how does one define "sin" here? What makes a state more or less sinful than another?
According to WalletHub, the most sinful states are made up of folks who more frequently give in to immoral or illicit behavior, including excessive gambling, drinking, drug use, bullying, theft, violent crimes, and everything in between. You can take a look at the complete methodology breakdown here.
It turns out that here in New Hampshire, we behave ourselves better than others, and are the 3rd least sinful state in the US. That's some high praise, right there. The only states that are less sinful than us are Idaho and Wyoming. What do people even do out there? This writer would genuinely like to know.
Anyway, a more specific look at the breakdown shows that us Granite Staters are the least angry & hateful people in the country. We also don't struggle much with feelings of lust or laziness, apparently. That said, we are a little greedy, coming in as the 18th greediest in the country.
To take an in-depth look at the study and see where our fellow New England states ranked, click here.
Speaking of sin, if New Hampshire had its own Ten Commandments, what would they be? Here's what locals said.