You absolutely have to look at this “cartography of the 7 deadly sins.” It’s based on the mapping of various types of demographic data (i.e. # of violent crimes, thefts, etc) and offers a color coded look at the distribution of sin-related behaviors.
My pix above contrast Iowa and New Orleans. You see, it appears that our moving from Iowa to SE Louisiana, according to the demographic data, should put an extra “oomph” into our praying, “lead us not into temptation”! I wonder if during the 58 days of Mardi Gras this year the red got even darker.
On the flip side, it appears from these maps that we should be getting a big batch of canonized saints from Iowa soon. The man in the photo appears to have already been canonized.
Geographers from Kansas State University have created a map of the spatial distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins across the United States. How? By mapping demographic data related to each of the Sins.
Below are screenshots of the maps in standard deviation units; red naturally is more sinful, blue less sinful.