The seven deadly sins are wrath, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, sloth and pride. In what parts of America do we have an epidemic of some of these sins? The guys over at Kansas State University have determined it for us.
Wrath was calculated by comparing the total number of violent crimes — murder, assault and rape — reported to the FBI per capita.
Envy was calculated using the total number of thefts — robbery, burglary, larceny and stolen cars.
Gluttony was calculated by counting the number of fast food restaurants per capita.
Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line.
Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases — HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea — reported per capita.
Sloth was calculated by comparing expenditures on arts, entertainment and recreation with the rate of employment.
Pride, lastly, is most important. The root of all sins, in this study, is the aggregate of all data.
So what have I learned today? Huge STD problem in Mississippi, so I am never going to Mississippi for a date.