Australian sinners: Focus magazine study

The BBC’s monthly magazine Focus has named Australia as the most sin-prone country in the world.

An article in the February edition of the magazine states that Australians are the most likely to commit one of the Biblical seven deadly sins, making them the worst sinners of the world.

In a study of 35 countries, the authors used a points system to determine which countries committed the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride - the most.

The study measured a nation's tendency towards being sloths by looking at the number of days they took off work.

Topping each of the sin categories were South Korea (lust), the US (gluttony), Mexico (greed), Iceland (sloth and pride), South Africa (wrath) and Australia (envy).