BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Actors Ioan Gruffudd (L) and Joanne Froggatt of 'Liar' speak onstage during the Sundance TV portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

How often do you tell a lie? Even if it’s just a little white lie, it’s probably more often than you want to admit. We all probably have one person that comes to mind. Whether you can’t believe a word they say, or they just tend to exaggerate the truth. USC psychologist Gerald Jellison, says that we are lied to up to 200 times per day. (I’m trying to think who even has 200 interactions per day?!) But this of course can fluctuate based on where you live. So which states are the most honest states? Our friends at Gambling.com created a ‘Dishonesty Index’ to discover the biggest liars in the country. And the good news? Both Carolinas were in the bottom 10 making them some of the most honest states.

The index consisted of 5 equally weighted metrics which added up to an overall score of 100:

  1. Average monthly Google searches for “Tips on Lying” (per 100,000 of the population) = 39 (38th across America)
  2. Average monthly Google searches for “How to Bluff” (per 100,000 of the population) = 116 (42nd across America)
  3. Average monthly Google searches for “Ashley Madison” (per 100,000 of the population) = 255 (20th across America)
  4. Divorce Rates = 10.7% (35th across America)
  5. Overall Integrity Scores = 65 (32nd across America)

The top 10 most honest states are below followed by the 10 most dishonest. You can read the full report here.

  • 1. California

    Santa Cruz California Beaches and Boardwalk

    SANTA CRUZ, CA – JULY 03: Visitors ride on the Sky Glider over the Santa Cruz Boardwalk on July 3, 2008 in Santa Cruz, California.

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 49

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 86

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 226

    Divorce Rates: 9.2%

    Integrity Scores: 73

    Index Score: 21.2

  • 2. New Jersey

    Newark New Jersey

    Newark, New Jersey, USA skyline on the Passaic River.

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 44

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 103

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 289

    Divorce Rates: 8.6%

    Integrity Scores: 65

    Index Score: 28.7

  • 3. Iowa

    Iowa

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 36

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 137

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 205

    Divorce Rates: 10.8%

    Integrity Scores: 67

    Index Score: 29.2

  • 4. Mississippi

    Mississippi

    Mississippi State welcome sign along the US Highway 61 in the USA; Concept for travel in America and Road Trip in America

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 40

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 136

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 98

    Divorce Rates: 11.5%

    Integrity Scores: 61

    Index Score: 30.6

  • 5. New York

    New York

    The New York State Capitol Building in Albany, home of the New York State Assembly. Monument of General Sherman on horseback.

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 44

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 96

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 297

    Divorce Rates: 8.8%

    Integrity Scores: 61

    Index Score: 32.6

  • 6. Alabama

    Alabama

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 36

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 125

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 195

    Divorce Rates: 12.2%

    Integrity Scores: 67

    Index Score: 32.8

  • 7. Illinois

    Illinois

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 41

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 116

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 316

    Divorce Rates: 9.7%

    Integrity Scores: 67

    Index Score: 33.0

  • 8. South Carolina

    Greenville

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 39

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 122

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 190

    Divorce Rates: 10.7%

    Integrity Scores: 60

    Index Score: 33.1

  • 9. North Carolina

    North Carolina Best Places To Live

    North Carolina State Flag (Photo by BSPollard/Getty Images Plus)

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 39

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 116

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 255

    Divorce Rates: 10.7%

    Integrity Scores: 65

    Index Score: 33.6

  • 10. Tennessee

    Tennessee

    Tennessee welcomes you sign at he state border

    Searches for “Tips on Lying”: 35

    Searches for “How to Bluff”: 126

    Searches for “Ashley Madison”: 211

    Divorce Rates: 12.2%

    Integrity Scores: 66

    Index Score: 34

  • Most Dishonest States

    1. Wyoming
    2. Vermont
    3. Maine
    4. North Dakota
    5. Delaware
    6. Nevada
    7. New Hampshire
    8. Montana
    9. South Dakota
    10. Oregon