South Carolina Ranked As 2020’s 5th Most Rule-Defiant State in America


We’ve all heard that “rules are meant to be broken,” but some of us take that aphorism too far.

In a year of excessive disobedience — people refusing to wear masks and even presidential candidates ignoring debate protocols, for example — it’s fair to wonder where Americans flout the rules more than others.

As we look ahead to 2021 with an eye toward positive change, the website LawnStarter compiled a list of 2020’s Most Rule-Defiant States.

They compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 31 key indicators of rule-breaking behavior, from underage drinking to illegal gambling to the prevalence of COVID-19.

South Carolina ranked as the 5th most ‘rule-defiant’ state in the nation, while North Carolina was shown to be much more compliant, coming in at 39th: