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D.C. named 14th ‘most sinful’ city in U.S.

If you were thinking it’s been a while since Washington, D.C. appeared on a superlative list, you’re in luck: The nation’s capital has been named one of America’s “most sinful” cities.

According to a new “naughty or nice” survey by the dating Web site, D.C. is the 14th most sinful city in the United States.

The survey results are based on how many people in each city admitted to committing one of the seven deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony.

Of the 1,800 Washingtonians who responded, more than half admitted to committing a sin four times per week.

What was Washington’s greatest sin? Greed, according to the survey, which found that 44 percent of locals admitted to feeling and acting greedy more than three times per week.

“Just as politicians in Washington are not faultless, the nation’s capital can fall victim to sin, especially that of greed,” said CEO Brandon Wade in a news release.

Overall, the survey found that Americans are most guilty of pride. The most sinful city is New York City, where 68 percent of responders admitted to committing a sin each week. The least sinful was found to be Memphis.

Check out the full “naughty” and “nice” lists below and tell us: Do you agree with the lists? Are the rankings accurate, or were residents of “sinful” cities just more truthful? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Most Sinful Cities:

1. New York City (Pride)

2. Chicago (Greed)

3. Boston (Lust)

4. Los Angeles (Envy)

5. Las Vegas (Lust)

6. Pittsburgh (Pride)

7. Seattle (Greed)

8. Miami (Wrath)

9. San Francisco (Pride)

10. Birmingham, Alabama (Lust)


14. Washington, D.C. (Greed)

Least Sinful Cities:

1. Memphis

2. Louisville

3. Tampa

4. Baltimore

5. Detroit

6. Scottsdale

7. Dallas

8. Richmond

9. New Orleans

10. St. Louis

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