"The problem is this: we liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people...Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates."
One study showed a difference of 30% and another by Google showed a 50% difference in private giving between liberals and conservatives.
"Something similar is true internationally. European countries seem to show more compassion than the United States in providing safety nets for the poor, and they give more humanitarian foreign aid per capita than the United States does. But as individuals, Europeans are far less charitable than Americans.
"Americans give sums to charity equivalent to 1.67 % of GNP...The British are second, with .73%, while the stingiest people on the list are the French, at .14%...
"Conservatives also appear to be more generous than liberals in nonfinancial ways. People in red states are considerably more likely to volunteer for good causes, and conservatives give blood more often. If liberals and moderates gave blood as often as conservatives...the U.S. blood supply would increase by 45%."
Ha! I knew it! Go conservatives!