November 10, 2004

DO AS WE SAY, NOT AS WE DO (via Pat H):

New England states make more, give less, annual survey of charitable giving finds (LAURA WALSH, 11/09/04, Associated Press)

Connecticut ranks first when it comes to making money - but joins New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island at the bottom of an annual index of charitable giving.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy's 2004 Generosity Index showed Mississippi, for the eighth straight year, as the nation's most giving state. It was followed by Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee.

The survey is based on residents' average adjusted income and itemized charitable donations reported on 2002 federal tax returns, the latest year available.

The index does not take into account non-itemized giving or volunteering, said Carol Schofield of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

Connecticut has the nation's highest average adjusted gross income, at $64,724; its residents donate $175 less to charity than the national average of $3,455. That ranks Connecticut 44th on the index, a slip of seven places from last year.

Connecticut was followed by Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and, at No. 50 on the index, New Hampshire.


No wonder the Libertarians find NH so attractive.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 10, 2004 2:49 PM
Comments

This speaks volumns.

Posted by: Peter B at November 10, 2004 7:02 PM

I noticed Bush didn't run on 'compassionate conservatism' this time

He'd have been laughed out of the stadiums if he had

Posted by: Harry Eagar at November 10, 2004 8:07 PM

Harry:

Of course he did. All the Ownership Society and bringinmg liberty to the Middle East are is compassionate conservatism with specifics.

Posted by: oj at November 10, 2004 8:14 PM
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