National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Who Cares?

A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.

BY John Lilly

February 4-10, 2007 Issue | Posted 1/30/07 at 10:00 AM


When it comes to caring for the less fortunate, no one reaches into their pockets more readily than people who practice a traditional religion. According to Syracuse University professor Arthur Brooks, author of a new book on charitable giving, people of faith are more likely to donate money than the non-faithful. And, when they do give, they give four times more than the non-religious — even to non-religious charities.

Source: ABC News, Dec. 5