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Monday, November 27, 2006

Conservatives are More Generous

Exerpt from an article about a new book:

The book's basic findings are that conservatives who practice religion, live in traditional nuclear families and reject the notion that the government should engage in income redistribution are the most generous Americans, by any measure.

Conversely, secular liberals who believe fervently in government entitlement programs give far less to charity. They want everyone's tax dollars to support charitable causes and are reluctant to write checks to those causes, even when governments don't provide them with enough money.
This should be interesting.

(Thanks RC)

4 comments:

nbcthreat said...

Now the question is... did they control for income? And how? Folks with higher incomes tend to be more conservative while lower-income folks are more likely to be liberal. Folks with more disposable income might be more likely to give to charity.

Ryan Kellermeyer said...

It's a whole book on the subject, so I'm going to guess that they thought of that. Buy it and see!

nbcthreat said...

Instead. Why don't you read it and tell me?

Ryan Kellermeyer said...

Is this some kind of reverse reverse psychology?