Survey: The Poor Donate a Much Greater Proportion of Income to Charity
Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:10 PM
United States: According to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the poorest 20 percent of the population donate over twice as much as the wealthiest 20 percent by percentage.
Residents in the bottom 20 percent by income donate an average 4.3 of their income. Those in the middle 60 percent give under 3 percent and the 20 percent with the highest income only give 2.1 percent.
"As a rule, people who have money don't know people in need," said Tanya Davis, who just lost her job. Despite being a single mother living on unemployment and welfare she donates between $5 and $10 every week.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:01 PM
Wonder if thats because poor people have a lower income than rich people....
Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:18 PM
But When Grandma Suzie gives 40$ a paycheck to the charity down the street when she only makes $250 thats a lot bigger % than when Bill Gates donated 15 million dollars.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:19 PM
they will tell you to go to hell.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:55 PM
I bet many of those same poor people who gave aren't on the net blasting somebody for what they believe/don't believe or finding pics with politicans faces on monkey's bodies.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:13 PM
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