Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Arthur Brooks
Research Area: Banking and finance; Social conditions
Keywords: Religion; Giving
Coverage: United States
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.
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