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mikesilvia
08-20-2012, 10:08 AM
Thought this was interesting.


The study released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charity.


The Northeast, with lower religious participation, was the least generous to charities, with the six New England states filling the last six slots among the 50 states.


The study also found that patterns of charitable giving are colored in political reds and blues.


Of the 10 least generous states, nine voted for Democrat Barack Obama for president in the last election. By contrast, of the 10 most generous states, eight voted for Republican John McCain.


http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/study-less-religious-states-1502507.html