Monday, November 28, 2005

Most Charitable States -

Most Charitable States - "Most Charitable States
Leah Hoffmann

NEW YORK - In 2004, Americans gave over $248 billion to charity. Our dollars helped support religious causes, environmental concerns and educational charities. But in a nation that's obsessed with competition, it's impossible not to ask: Where do people give the most?

As it turns out, there are profound regional differences both in how much money people give to charity and in what kinds of organizations they help support. According to a recent study by the Giving USA Foundation, which is part of the American Association of Fundraising Counsel in Glenview, Ill., American households donate an average 2% of their income to charitable causes each year.

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