Most Defiant States in the U.S.
From LawnStarter.com, December 14, 2020
Some people are born rebels, and like everything else these days, there’s data to prove it.
In a time of tightening health restrictions, disobedience — civil or otherwise — has also become practically a national pastime. Displays of defiance at restaurants and mask-less rallies, for example, have spread across the country as COVID lockdowns are re-imposed.
But the rule breaking isn’t limited to the pandemic — 2020 has seen an uptick in crime, too. And who could forget the most uncooperative presidential debate in history?
While defiance can be found anywhere and in anyone — even our leaders — not all states break the rules in equal measure.
To find out who’s the most defiant of them all, LawnStarter compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 31 indicators of rule-breaking behavior, from underage drinking to illegal gambling to the prevalence of COVID-19.
Our ranking, surprising findings, and methodology can be found below.
(We’d tell you to scroll down and read, but you’d probably just ignore us anyway.)
State Rankings--See how each state fared in our ranking: LINK
|Youth Transgressions Rank
|Violent Transgressions Rank
|Non-Violent Transgressions Rank
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