“Destruction of Leviathan” by Gustave Doré

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

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

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.

And pride, lastly, is most important. The root of all sins, in this study, is the aggregate of all data.

Source: Las Vegas Sun via Flowing Data

Most measures do not reflect the sins well. Here is a much better map for Gluttony: Prevalence of Obesity in the US (1985-2007)

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7 thoughts on “Maps: Seven Deadly Sins

  1. Amazingly cool. The results (I’m assuming red is highest and blue is lowest) are extremely thought-provoking. And Gustave Dore is da bomb. His Divine Comedy stuff and Orlando Furioso illustrations are ridiculously nice.

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