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The Seven Deadly Sins

by on May 8, 2009

Over at Chart Porn, they’ve compiled the Seven Deadly Sins graphs created by geographers from Kansas State University.  The graphs were compiled like so:

  • Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line.
  • Envy was calculated using the total number of thefts – robbery, burglary, larceny and stolen cars.
  • Wrath was calculated by comparing the total number of violent crimes – murder, assault and rape – reported to the FBI per capita.
  • Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases – HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea – reported per capita.
  • Gluttony was calculated by counting the number of fast food restaurants per capita.
  • Sloth was calculated by comparing expenditures on arts, entertainment and recreation with the rate of employment.
  • Pride, the root of all sins, in this study, is the aggregate of all data.

via The Seven Deadly Sins – Chart Porn.