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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Arthur Brooks

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)
Social conditions (Volunteerism)

Keywords: Religion; Giving

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Charitable giving is about values, and the root, largely, is faith. More than nine in 10 religious people give money every year versus 66 percent of people who are secular; 67 percent of religious people give their time by volunteering versus 44 percent of the secular community; and religious people give about four times as much money away.