Seven Deadly Sins Map – Where Does Your State Fall?

Geographers from Kansas State University calculated the 7 deadly sins on a map of the U.S. I can’t speak to the accuracy, but the methodology is below each graph. How does your state measure up?

Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases — HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea — reported per capita.

Wrath was calculated by comparing the total number of violent crimes — murder, assault and rape — reported to the FBI per capita.

Sloth was calculated by comparing expenditures on arts, entertainment and recreation with the rate of employment.

Pride is the aggregate of all data from the six other sins, averaged into an overview of all evil.

Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line.

Gluttony was calculated by counting the number of fast food restaurants per capita.

Envy 800
Envy was calculated using the total number of thefts — robbery, burglary, larceny and stolen cars.