USA August 20, 2015
Here Are the States Where People Are The Most Likely To Cheat
As you may have heard, the extramarital affair website, Ashley Madison, has been hacked. User information has been leaked to the public and hundreds of disloyal spouses throughout the country have been caught with their pants down.
Data scientist Jake Popham has analyzed the released data to determine
which states in the United States are most likely to cheat. He ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia by how much each spent on Ashley Madison per capita. Below are the rankings:
51. West Virginia
47. South Dakota
44. New Mexico
36. South Carolina
35. North Dakota
28. North Carolina
15. Rhode Island
Virginia is the tenth most likely state to cheat in the country, followed closely by Maryland, California, Illinois, and Washington.
9. New Hampshire
Ashley Madison users in New Hampshire spent just over $3 per capita on the website.
8. New York
New Yorkers are slightly more likely to cheat than spouses in New Hampshire.
Usage of Ashley Madison leaps from New York to Massachusetts, with the New England state spending just over $3.5 per capita on the website.
Arkansas trails behind Connecticut by just a hair.
Ashley Madison users in Connecticut spent about $3.6 per capita on the extramarital affair website.
4. New Jersey
It appears that many states in the Northeast lead the nation in cheating, including New Jersey among Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
3. Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.'s elevated position within this list makes sense considering that many Ashley Madison users were found to be government employees.
Colorado users spent about $4.5 per capita on the site Ashley Madison. It is the state second most likely to cheat, though read on to find out why it might actually be the first.
Jake Popham notes that the gargantuan lead Alabama has on all of the other states (over a full dollar per capita more spent on Ashley Madison) may be due to its position as the default state in the drop-down menu when users sign up for the site. In that case, it may be better to look at Colorado as the state most likely to cheat.
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