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Study: Less Religious States Give Less to Charityposted on August 21, 2012
A new study found that the more religious states give more to charity, Jay Lindsay reports for the Associated Press. “The study also found that patterns of charitable giving are colored in political reds and blues,” Lindsay writes, but some attribute the divide to religious participation, not politics. “I don’t know if I could go out and say it’s a complete Republican-Democrat difference as much as it is different religious attitudes and culture in these states,” says Peter Panepento, assistant managing editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which conducted the study.