Friday, November 17, 2006

Conservatives Are More Generous

A recent study done by professor Arthur C. Brooks of Syracuse University says that religious Conservatives donate far more money to charitable activities than Liberals do.
For too long, liberals have been claiming they are the most virtuous members of American society. Although they usually give less to charity, they have nevertheless lambasted conservatives for their callousness in the face of social injustice.
Did he really need to do a study to find this out? He could have just asked me.


Anonymous said...

What it doesn't say is what the end effect is. His conclusions were that religious conservatives (not all conservatives mind, just religious conservatives - of which, you are not one), tend to give more, personally. But liberal doctrine includes government-based initiatives to do the same (crudely eluded to when he mentioned conservative distaste for "government-funded social services").

The end result is that the religious conservatives give to private charities while liberals tend to want their taxes to work to that end.