Giving until it doesn’t hurt

I found this interactive map from the Chronicle of Philanthropy fascinating and informative. Just type in your zip code, or any zip code in the country into the “search” slot to get the rundown on how much your friends and neighbors give to charity.

The fascinating part is, the map breaks down giving by income groups. And from the zip codes I’ve checked out, the poorer people are the higher percentage of income they give to charities. Often they give in double digits. As you click up the ladder to higher and higher incomes, you see percentage of giving drop down to the two percent range.

The question the map does not answer is: what is that so?

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libconrad
libconrad

the poor and middle class keep more accurate track of their charitable contributions for tax write offs.   the rich can write off only so much due to tax laws, so much of their philanthropy goes unreported.    stats using percentages when comparing apples to oranges never adds up.


yet another social experiment used to guilt and shame people.   the rich don't brag about their money nor how much they give and studies like this are proof of that.   lies, damned lies and statistics.

LogicalDude
LogicalDude

The same reason the rich tip poorly. 


They like money more than people. 


libconrad
libconrad

@LogicalDude the rich tip poorly for poor service.  poor people tend to tip better out of pity regardless of service because most of them have been wait staff as well.   nothing logical 'dude' about your veiled comment that the rich are not people.  smh

SockPuppet3
SockPuppet3

statistics are so misleading. People on the government teat don't give  anything away! rich people give less now that the government is just one huge charity