The 7 Deadly Sins
The 7 Deadly Sins have been known since early Christian times, representing vices that are fatal to spiritual progress. In a recent poll, a majority of users confess to committing at least one of the 7 deadly sins. Envy was the most frequent, committed by 63% of respondents. Concerning which deadly sin is the worst, greed came in first place, chosen by 29% of users, and envy and wrath followed with 17% and 16% of votes.
Respondents were also questioned on their belief about punishment in hell for these sins. The answer was clear; 74% say they do not believe in it. When analyzing the data by religion, we discovered that Muslims were the ones who believe the most in it, with 63% of votes. However, a majority of respondents (57%) do believe that the deadly sins they have committed have brought them consequences.
If you think the 7 deadly sins are something old fashioned, think again. According to 58% of respondents, they were created to teach values and 55% agree that they make sense in today’s society.
Which of the following 7 deadly sins do you think is the worst?
The sample is made of 5000 mobile device owners that answered this survey between the 7th and the 9th of August 2011.
- 66% from Europe; 27% are from North America and 7% from the rest of the world;
- 77% are men and 23% are women;
- 3% are under the age of 15; 34% are between the ages of 15 and 24; 50% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 13% are 40 and older.
- 37% have an annual income of 10.000 USD or less and 63% earn above 10.000 USD;
- 24% are students; 14% work in the IT industry, and 62% have other occupations;
- 44% of answers were obtained from iPhone 4; 26% from iPhone 3G(S); 14% from iPod Touch; 15% from iPad; and 1% from Android or Windows Phone 7.
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