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Chicago poll: Welcome to the 'naughty' city

December 04, 2012|By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy | RedEye

Santa's particularly extremist method of classifying behavior--naughty or nice--provides the blueprint for another seemingly arbitrary city survey, "America's Most Sinful Cities."

The survey was conducted by whatsyourprice.com, a website where people bid on a chance for a first date. They asked 1,200 of their Chicago members, people who bid on first dates, to consider the seven deadly sins and how often they commit each of them, a list that, interestingly enough, includes lust, greed and pride.

Chicago didn't let its degenerate citizens down, snagging the No. 2 spot on the list thanks to "greed," a vice that 36 percent of those surveyed admitted to committing more than five times every week, or basically every time they cop a $4 coffee from Starbucks. The rankings were based on the frequency of the sin committed.

The full list of seven sins contains envy, lust, pride, greed, gluttony, wrath and sloth. The World's Friendliest City, New York City, oddly topped the list with 29 percent of those surveyed being overly prideful. What was not surprising, however: No appearances from either gluttony or sloth on the list, because we know that the United States is full of sustainability-minded sportsman who neither buy, eat, nor drink too much of anything.

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