Northeast gives the most percentage of income to secular charities

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Pale Blue Dot

#1 Aug 25, 2012
The above headline is not the one you will find in most of the articles from the latest study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The headline most used runs similar to "Religious States Donate More To Charity Than Secular States"

Well duh!

Buried in some of these stories is the fact that:

“the generosity ranking changes when religion is taken out of the picture. People in the Northeast give the most, providing 1.4 percent of their discretionary income to secular charities, compared with those in the South, who give 0.9 percent.”

Study reveals church-goers give more to churches than people who don’t go to church give to those churches

Hamilton, UK

#3 Aug 25, 2012
Posts sometimes disappear. This is currently post 3.

Hamilton, UK

#7 Aug 27, 2012
Linda Norgrove.
Quote, "Her parents, John, 60, Lorna, 62, and sister Sofie, 34, requested no flowers be sent to the funeral, instead asking mourners for donations to a charitable foundation they have set up in Miss Norgrove’s name to help women and children in Afghanistan."

Hamilton, UK

#8 Aug 27, 2012

Hamilton, UK

#9 Aug 27, 2012 ...
Religion has nothing to do with morality or altruism. We are the products of nature and nurture. Religious beliefs or lack of any are irrelevant.

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