Australians top the list as the world's most envious people in a global tally of the seven deadly sins. They also score highly for the other six, making Australia the "most sinful nation" on earth, according to a BBC magazine show.
While America is dominated by gluttony and greed, South Africa by wrath, and Japan and South Korea by their lustful natures, Australians take the prize for envy, the Herald Sun reported.
The tally compared national statistics for plastic surgery (pride), theft (envy), violent crime (wrath), number of annual holidays (sloth), annual salary (greed), money spent on fast food (gluttony) and porn (lust).
Focus Magazine awards Australians the dubious prize of being named "the most sinful nation on earth" for scoring highly in every one of the seven categories, the report added.
Popular Melbourne priest Father Bob Maguire said Australians had their vices, but they were also very virtuous.
"I think the people who did this survey are just jealous of we Aussies, and rightly so," he said.
"Australians like to indulge and enjoy the good things in life - we are open about that. But people forget that the mirror image of the sins are the seven virtues and Australians also have a lot of virtues on balance. We're just too laconic to talk about the things we do right."
Australia is named the most sinful nation on earth (Herald Sun)