Study: Less religious states give less to charity

Aug 20, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: SavannahNow

A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.

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Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

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Aug 20, 2012
 
"But the generosity ranking changes when religion is taken out of the picture. People in the Northeast give the most, providing 1.4 percent of their discretionary income to secular charities, compared with those in the South, who give 0.9 percent."

http://philanthropy.com/article/FaithGiving/1...

So in reality, the people in the Northeast are generous to worthy causes.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

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Aug 20, 2012
 
In "religious" states they count their church offerings as charitable donations.

Not the same thing.
black boy

Lexington, KY

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Aug 20, 2012
 
Gary wrote:
In "religious" states they count their church offerings as charitable donations.

Not the same thing.
In predominantly Christian areas the underage birthrate is significantly higher....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

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Aug 20, 2012
 
Is giving money to a church that you use really charity? isn't that like me giving to my local club that I use to keep it open and calling that charity?
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

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Aug 21, 2012
 
6:17 pm, Tuesday, August 21, 2012:
RE: Study: Less religious states give less to charity
..... Interesting! Possibly the donors think that if they give to charities then God will help them more.
..... Maybe the taxation authorities of many countries have a lot to do with this, with their definitions of what is, and what is not, deductible from income lists.

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