...“households headed by a conservative gave 30 percent more money to charity in 2000 than liberal families, despite earning less, on average.”????
-- People who reject the idea that "government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality" give an average of four times more than people who accept that proposition.
--The single biggest predictor of someone's altruism is religion...America is largely divided between religious givers and secular nongivers, and the former are disproportionately conservative.
-- Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood.
-- In the 10 reddest states, in which Bush got more than 60 percent majorities, the average percentage of personal income donated to charity was 3.5. Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40 percent, donated just 1.9 percent.
Arthur C. Brooks
"Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism."
Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
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Answer by Praying at 10:06 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Take our last election for example. I believe McCain donated more than Obama and Biden combined (percentage).
If the tax increases go through like Obama wants, I fear there will be less money given to charities, hospitals, performing arts and other good causes. The government can't force you to be charitable, unless of course we aren't a democracy any longer and become something else.
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