American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins
We're gluttons for infographics, and a team at Kansas State just served up a feast: maps of sin created by plotting per-capita stats on things like theft (envy) and STDs (lust). Christian clergy, likely noting the Bible Belt's status as Wrath Central, question the "science." Valid point—or maybe it's just the pride talking.
Average income compared with number of people living below the poverty line.
Total thefts (robbery, burglary, larceny, and grand theft auto) per capita.
Number of violent crimes (murder, assault, and rape) per capita.
Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation compared with employment.
Number of fast-food restaurants per capita.
Number of STD cases reported per capita.
Aggregate of the other six offenses—because pride is the root of all sin.
Kansas State University Geography/USACEhttp://www.wired.com/culture/education/magazine/17-09/st_sinmaps?mbid=wir_newsltr