The Geography of the Seven Deadly Sins


Geographers from Kansas State University have plotted the seven deadly sins of the nation. They began with Nevada only, but expanded the project for the entire United States, using statistics for each county on crime, income, STDs, and other data. They call it "a precision party trick — rigorous mapping of ridiculous data." The results show that the area I live in (Southeast Kentucky) is only high in gluttony, which is calculated by the number of fast-food restaurants per capita. At the link, you can pull up a map of each of the seven deadly sins. In this map of the lust "hot spots", red is above average, while blue is below average. Link -via Metafilter

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http://www.census.gov/geo/www/mapGallery/images/black.jpg
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/mapGallery/images/americanindian.jpg

Amazingly enough, this "Lust" map doesn't correlate to religion, it correlates almost perfectly to race.

The only hotspot that isn't explained by looking at Black or American Indian concentrations is the eastern NM/western TX hotspot.
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