Monday, April 27, 2009

Geography of the Seven Deadly Sins

During the recent meeting of the Association of American Geographers, several graduate students from Kansas State University displayed a very popular poster concerning the seven deadly sins in America. The Las Vegas Sun features a great article on the poster and it also includes the maps used to display the spatial distribution of the results.

Surprisingly, the Las Vegas region is not the most sinful place in the United States. There seems to be a heavy concentration in the American Southeast and Eastern Seaboard. The Midwest comes across well on the other end of the spectrum. Many of the maps show the Midwest as having less sin per capita. Perphaps showing the strong wholesome values still vibrates in many.


Dan tdaxp said...

Interesting that Rapid does not cluster with the rest of South Dakota. I have heard it called "little Denver."

Maitri said...

I'd love to see the maps for New Orleans. Unfortunately, the entire city is obscured by the north arrow. Whoops.

MacD said...

Wow. Some of these could be overlayed with the 2008 Presidential Election voting map and you'd have some pretty close matches!