NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He’s making a list, checking it twice…but is New York City naughty, or nice?

While New York City may be the Big Apple, residents aren’t reaching for the forbidden fruit as often as other cities, according to a new study from WalletHub.

More: Read The Full Study Here

The study ranks 150 cities across the country in seven “sinful” categories: Anger and Hatred (measuring local crime rates), Jealously (measuring thefts), Excess and Vices (measuring local drinking habits), Avarice (measuring charitable donations), Lust (measuring number of adult entertainment in the area), Vanity (measuring number of plastic surgeons in the area) and Laziness (measuring local exercise rates.)

Overall, New York City placed fairly low on the list — coming in at 131st overall. However, New York City’s biggest vice by a wide margin was laziness, with the city coming in at 11th in that category.

Here’s how NYC stacked up, according to WalletHub:

  • 135th – Anger & Hatred
  • 141st – Jealousy
  • 143rd – Excesses & Vices
  • 110th – Avarice
  • 42nd – Lust
  • 113th – Vanity
  • 11th – Laziness

Some other Tri-State cities also made the list — Newark, N.J. placed 80th, while Jersey City was just slightly more sinful than New York City, coming in at 130th.

So, which cities were the MOST sinful? Las Vegas took the top honor, followed by St. Louis, Missouri, Cincinnati, Ohio and Orlando, Florida, according to the study.

Rounding out the bottom of the list were San Jose, California, Fremont, California, and NYC’s northern neighbor, Yonkers.



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