Religious Expression Encourages Charitable Giving

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/21/2012

One thing those that would seek to limit or end religious expression should keep in mind is that, according to a recent study, the states with the highest levels of religious expression also gave more to charity. It seems states with higher percentages of religious people top the list of the most charitable states in the nation. This should be seriously considered by those that would seek to limit religious or end religious freedom for the fact that it is, most often, religious people that lend a hand through service and monetary donations to the needy in their community. CBN.com reports: “The report shows that people living in states where religious participation is more widespread give the largest percentage of their discretionary income to charity. It also found that states with the lowest religious participation give the least. The most generous state was Utah, followed by the Bible Belt states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. The stingiest and least religious area of the country was the Northeast. New Hampshire residents gave the least, followed by Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.” The study also found that the least religious states, the ones that gave the least to charity, also voted for the Democratic ticket in 2008. There’s some irony for you. Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

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