Study: Red states more charitable

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    Aug 22, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    Why don't liberals like to spend their own money?

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79888.html

    Red states give more money to charity than blue states, according to a new study on Monday.

    The eight states with residents who gave the highest share of their income to charity supported Sen. John McCain in 2008, while the seven states with the least generous residents went for President Barack Obama, the Chronicle of Philanthropy found in its new survey of tax data from the IRS for 2008.

    The eight states whose residents gave the highest share of their income — Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Idaho, Arkansas and Georgia — all backed McCain in 2008. Utah leads charitable giving, with 10.6 percent of income given.

    And the least generous states — Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire — were Obama supporters in the last presidential race. New Hampshire residents gave the least share of their income, the Chronicle stated, with 2.5 percent.

    “The reasons for the discrepancies among states, cities, neighborhoods are rooted in part in each area’s political philosophy about the role of government versus charity,” the study’s authors noted.

    But it’s not just about politics — “religion has a big influence on giving patterns.”

    “Regions of the country that are deeply religious are more generous than those that are not. Two of the top nine states—Utah and Idaho—have high numbers of Mormon residents, who have a tradition of tithing at least 10 percent of their income to the church,” the study states. “The remaining states in the top nine are all in the Bible Belt.”


    But then again, this isn't really news:
    http://dailycaller.com/2010/09/23/surprise-conservatives-are-more-generous-than-liberals/
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidWhy don't liberals like to spend their own money?

    Because they could care less how many caddies the preacher has or how much stained glass is in the church building.

    They prefer to feed the poor..take care of the conservative 'rejects' around the world. Sorry if that doesnt fit your mantra.
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    riddler78 saidWhy don't liberals like to spend their own money?

    Because they could care less how many caddies the preacher has or how much stained glass is in the church building.

    They prefer to feed the poor..take care of the conservative 'rejects' around the world. Sorry if that doesnt fit your mantra.


    Except they don't. They make things worse with their policies of entitlements and worse, they do it with other people's money because they don't actually believe in these policies enough themselves.
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    TropicalMark said
    riddler78 saidWhy don't liberals like to spend their own money?

    Because they could care less how many caddies the preacher has or how much stained glass is in the church building.

    They prefer to feed the poor..take care of the conservative 'rejects' around the world. Sorry if that doesnt fit your mantra.


    Except they don't. They make things worse with their policies of entitlements and worse, they do it with other people's money because they don't actually believe in these policies enough themselves.


    You're an idiot. If you remove religious giving, Red state are not more charitable than Blue states.

    That people are trying to buy their way into Heaven or supporting a political agenda through their church (like Mitt Romney), is not charity.
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    "Utah leads with charitable giving, with 10.6 percent of income given."

    In other words, the Mormon church demands 10% of its members' income (and pays no clergy). That is not charitable giving by any normal definition. These greedy (and intolerance-promoting) religions should be taxed till the pips squeak.
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said"Utah leads with charitable giving, with 10.6 percent of income given."

    In other words, the Mormon church demands 10% of its members' income (and pays no clergy). That is not charitable giving by any normal definition. These greedy (and intolerance-promoting) religions should be taxed till the pips squeek.
    C'mon guys.. you KNOW how dishonest riddler is............icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    TropicalMark said
    riddler78 saidWhy don't liberals like to spend their own money?

    Because they could care less how many caddies the preacher has or how much stained glass is in the church building.

    They prefer to feed the poor..take care of the conservative 'rejects' around the world. Sorry if that doesnt fit your mantra.


    Except they don't. They make things worse with their policies of entitlements and worse, they do it with other people's money because they don't actually believe in these policies enough themselves.


    You're an idiot. If you remove religious giving, Red state are not more charitable than Blue states.

    That people are trying to buy their way into Heaven or supporting a political agenda through their church (like Mitt Romney), is not charity.


    Are they? Prove it. Further, the data is pretty consistent that liberals are far less charitable than conservatives in general. It's pretty much pro forma for you to decry letting others spend money they make in the form they choose though. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 22, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    TropicalMark said
    riddler78 saidWhy don't liberals like to spend their own money?

    Because they could care less how many caddies the preacher has or how much stained glass is in the church building.

    They prefer to feed the poor..take care of the conservative 'rejects' around the world. Sorry if that doesnt fit your mantra.


    Except they don't. They make things worse with their policies of entitlements and worse, they do it with other people's money because they don't actually believe in these policies enough themselves.


    You're an idiot. If you remove religious giving, Red state are not more charitable than Blue states.

    That people are trying to buy their way into Heaven or supporting a political agenda through their church (like Mitt Romney), is not charity.


    Are they? Prove it. Further, the data is pretty consistent that liberals are far less charitable than conservatives in general. It's pretty much pro forma for you to decry letting others spend money they make in the form they choose though. icon_rolleyes.gif


    See posts above. Religion accounts for more than 50% of all charitable giving in the US and is disproportionately so in Red states.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Aug 22, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    Study: Neither red nor blue states gives a rat's ass what a random Canadian twink thinks about our politics
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    Aug 22, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    riddler78,

    You are TOO GENEROUS WITH YOUR TIME on RJ. Posting hours and hours every day-----on this site alone. And God only knows how much more time you GIVE to other sites.

    AND then there's all your time spent in the Right Wing Parallel Universe where you gather your information for us.

    WE ARE NOT WORTHY.

  • mke_bt

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    Aug 22, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    Wisconsin? Yeah that's right, we don't give money. We do volunteer work.

    Top 10 in volunteerism, so F. U.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 23, 2012 4:07 AM GMT


    “Regions of the country that are deeply religious are more generous than those that are not. Two of the top nine states—Utah and Idaho—have high numbers of Mormon residents, who have a tradition of tithing at least 10 percent of their income to the church,” the study states. “The remaining states in the top nine are all in the Bible Belt.”


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    In other words, religious nuts give TO THEIR CHURCHES, because THEIR CHURCHES make them feel guilty. How much of that money goes to the people who actually need it ?