Study Ranks NC Fourth "Laziest State"

A new study puts North Carolina near the top of an unflattering list: the Laziest State List.

The Businessweek.com study ranks North Carolina as the fourth laziest state in the country. The study authors only consider Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas as lazier.

What did we do (or not do) to deserve this ranking?

The study cited information from the Centers for Disease Control, saying more than one in four respondents had not exercised in the past month. North Carolina ranks tenth in the country for obesity rates. Additionally, the time spent watching tv, relaxing, thinking and other inactive pursuits is slightly greater here than in most states.

Businessweek.com used five years of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey. The survey averages the time spent each day on various activities across the population ages 15 and older, including people who did not do the activity at all.

The study used data from 2004-2008.

You can check out the study here.

What's the least lazy state? We can't tell you. Perhaps the study authors experienced some laziness themselves, since they only list the top twenty-one lazy states.


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  • by mary Location: snow hill on Sep 15, 2010 at 07:48 AM
    take a trip towards daowntown farmville and see all the lazy people sitting on their porches or worse standing with their pants below their crack and their underwear shining! IGNORNAT AND LAZY! OR head down to our social services and see lazy..legal and illegal...all collecting a "scheck"! or to the FOod Lion and stand behind someone who pulls out their WIC card with the AMERICAN flag on it - it is an embarrassment and a shame that people today think they are entitled to something without working for it...but that is how the demos like their voting based...enslaved!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Aug 15, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    If they had come to Moyewood, Kristin Road, or any of the Section 8 housing in Greenville then NC would have ranked as the laziest state. There are some good people in those places, I know, but it's been my misfortune to have to deal with the lazy ignorant ones.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM
    Neo, another thing is about 3/4 of the county is obese as it gets. Needless to say, I'm definately part of that white flight, and in a much better, safer area, which is also more fun to be around.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Aug 4, 2010 at 09:17 PM
    BAMMM!! "Sam", you are laying the smack down! I don't know how you are getting away with telling the truth, laying the facts on the table for everybody, straight up but, hey, I'm liking it. Like I have said before, Martin County, and especially Williamston and the western part of the county has deteriorated so much that it looks like a scene from "Night of the Living Dead". There are crack zombies roaming around everywhere, trolling for victims to rob for drug money. White flight has killed this county, the county has more welfare recipients than working people now. The county will probably dip below 20,000 residents in the current census. Downtown looks like Beirut, Lebonon after a 10 day Israeli shelling and carpet bombing. The people are mostly uneducated, lazy, deadbeats. If diversity is a scrength, I would sure hate to see what a lack of diversity does. MC is a dog pile.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 4, 2010 at 06:29 AM
    To Wow Sam, think it's rude if you want to, but it's the truth. Don't get me wrong, I know some black people that want to make the best out of themselves, and also some white people that want something handed to them. With me being raised in Martin County, I've seen that kind of mess just about every day. The county is about 3/4 black and about 4/5 of them is either uneducated, lazy as in wont work, or will rob innocent hard working people of money just to go out and buy crack or pot to smoke. I've seen it first hand. That had a lot to do with why I had to get out of the county. It's a good thing my wife is from Manteo, cause if it was not for her, I don't know where I would live at. You don't have this mess down at the beach.
  • by To Teresa on Aug 3, 2010 at 06:03 PM
    It takes a whole village to keep their one idiot happy.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 3, 2010 at 04:22 PM
    I contend the reason is we as a state, vote these same democrat idiots that create the budget problem every year...We should get number 1. Even Mass figured it out with Kennedy and elected Scott Wilson to office, they are tired of this hooey in the state. So, yellow dogs, keep voting this way, change you will never see....just lots of spending and taxes on goods...
  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 at 03:28 PM
    There are lazy people from every race. That is reality.
  • by Teresa Location: Farmville on Aug 3, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    I was reading all the commments that others written. Now to use the race card you must understand facts. The facts are the US have only about 15 - 20 percent blacks. That is all. So even if all of them was lazy do the math people. Think before you open your mouth.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 at 01:35 PM
    Alpha female is honest and you people cannot talk about her, because you people spew so much hate. She is not simple minded. She tells the truth and really want to applaud her as a person who stands up for what is right.
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