American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins

Back in 2009, a research team at Kansas State created these maps of the 7 deadly sins per capita. Interesting.

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  • kessy_athena

    Just to clarify, the magenta represents high levels of sin, the yellow green low.

    It’s worth noting that the Greed map closely tracks overall per capita income. Which I suppose means that there are about the same number of poor people everywhere.

    I was surprised that violent crime doesn’t seem to be concentrated in urban areas. I thought Chicago had a high murder rate?

    I wonder why there’s such a high rate of STD in the Black Hills?

    • Reginald Selkirk

      I was surprised that violent crime doesn’t seem to be concentrated in urban areas.

      It’s all been normalized per capita.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Sloth – Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation compared with employment.

    I don’t know about that. I’m too lazy to expend effort, let alone money; on art, entertainment and recreation. I’d rather lay around the shanty and put a good buzz on.

  • brgulker

    This is interesting.

    It seems to me that obesity rates would be a better indicator of gluttony, though.

    • Bill

      Yeah, it doesn’t seem like they chose very good factors to determine sloth, gluttony and lust.

      • FO

        The way it is formulated it may a powerful argument pro or against sex-ed.

  • Lone Wolf

    Hmm, it seems the south has the most magenta. It seems the bible belt has the most. Having lived there I’m not surprised in the slightest.

    • Slarty Bartfast

      But they don’t lead in holier-than-thou attitudes.

  • William

    The funniest thing was seeing Grand Theft Auto under Envy. lol

    Their way of calculating Sloth seems really stupid too.

  • William

    The greed map is interesting however.

  • kalimsaki

    O man! Do you want to make your brief and useless life immortal, long, beneficial, and fruitful? Since such a wish is demanded by humanity, spend your life on the way of the Truly Enduring One. For everything turned to that Eternal One receives the manifestation of immortality.

  • A Reader

    My area is apparently really into wrath. Lovely.