DENVER (KDVR) — If Pinocchio lied, his nose grew longer. While some lies aren’t that obvious to see, there are actually places in the United States where people lie more often, at least that’s what a new study shows.

According to the research by, people in Colorado are ranked number 12 for being the most dishonest in the country.

Here is a look at the top 15 most dishonest states, according to the data:

  1. Wyoming
  2. Vermont
  3. Maine
  4. North Dakota
  5. Delaware
  6. Nevada
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Montana
  9. South Dakota
  10. Oregon
  11. New Mexico
  12. Colorado
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Alaska
  15. Rhode Island

What factors were used? analyzed five key factors across every state using Google search volumes. Here’s a look at the factors:

  • Average monthly Google search for “tips on lying”
  • Average monthly Google search for “how to bluff”
  • Average monthly Google search for “Ashley Madison”
  • Divorce rates by state
  • Integrity scores by state

Based on the data, the least dishonest state is California.