A recent study reveals that states where religious participation is highest give the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charitable organizations. Conversely, states that are less religious give less.
“How America Gives,” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, is based on Internal Revenue Service records of people who itemized deductions in 2008, the most recent year statistics were available. It revealed that the most generous states were Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina.
The least generous states were New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Utah residents gave 10.6% of their discretionary income to charity. New Hampshire...READ MORE