From Coffins to Coffers

Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Scott Jordan

Research Area: Business; Politics

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The funeral industry in the United States is big business, generating more than $11 billion annually and employing over 100,000 people. Since 1999, the industry has given more than $6 million to political parties and state-level candidates in 46 states, positioning themselves to have a hand in shaping legislation and regulation.