The geography of American sin

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A group of researchers at Kansas State University came up tongue-in-cheek with maps of the U.S. distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins.  Their maps of Greed, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony and Lust are shown above.  The red parts of the maps are the most devilish; the green parts the most saintly.  The seventh deadly sin is Pride, which they mapped as an overlay of these six.  You can see the map of Pride if you click on one of the links below.

Click on One Nation, Seven Sins for a report on the Kansas State study and links to larger versions of these maps in the Las Vegas Sun.

Click on American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins for a shorter article in Wired.

It would be interesting to take the sin map of Envy, Wrath or Lust (the other maps are mere whimsy) and overlay it on one of the maps below.  Keep in mind, though, that correlation is not causation, but lack of correlation implies lack of causation.

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Click on American Ethnic Geography Home Page for links to more maps like these.

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