BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — When we get mad, sometimes we curse. Research from revealed the states with the worst potty mouths and America’s favorite curse words.

According to a news release from, to find the data top “Hot” posts for state subreddits were analyzed. The most popular cuss word that Americans used was sh*t, with 19% of cusses used, according to data from

Louisiana checked in as the eighth “sweariest state” in the United States. According to the data, out of 881 posts, the state used 4.7 cuss words per post. Louisiana had a total of 4,103 cuss words in posts.

Here are the top 10 states with the worst potty mouths:

  1. Texas
  2. Ohio
  3. Florida
  4. Tennessee
  5. Missouri
  6. Iowa
  7. Indiana
  8. Louisiana
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Idaho