New Jersey just isn’t holding its end up, it’s a simple as that. In a list of the 180 most sinful cities in the United States, compiled by personal finances website WalletHub, the Garden State doesn’t make an appearance until position No. 46 — Newark. Jersey City shows up at No. 131, which almost qualifies it as one of the least sinful cities. (It also has fewer tanning salons than any other community on the list.) And that’s it for sin in New Jersey.
WalletHub came up with its rating using seven sinful behaviors: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity, and laziness. The 150 largest cities in the United States were assessed for their sin quotient, as well as the two largest cities in each state.
This is embarrassing. If all public-spirited citizens could just sin a little more each day, we could get those numbers up in time for next year’s survey.