October 10, 2014

BECAUSE THEY'RE OBLIGATED TO CARE FOR OTHERS:

Red states give more to charity. It's because of religion. (Philip Bump, October 7, 2014, Washington Post)  

Of the states that gave the most to charity in 2012, the top 17 all voted for Mitt Romney that year. The bottom seven states in giving all voted for Obama. [...]

[T]hat almost certainly correlates with another tendency that The Chronicle reported on last year: Religious people give more to charity. And in its annual assessment of the nation's religiosity, Gallup reveals that the states at the top of the giving list -- Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee -- are also at the top in terms of religious devotion.

Posted by at October 10, 2014 4:57 PM
  

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