Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Are Rich People Generous Tippers? - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog: "What about philanthropy in general? Thomas H. Pollak, who directs the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute, a research organization in Washington, said wealthy Americans on average give a greater proportion of their incomes to charity than middle-class Americans. It is harder to say, however, whether the rich are relatively more generous than the poor, since low-income Americans are more likely to give cash to their churches or houses or worship and are less likely to claim charitable deductions in their tax filings."