A few weeks ago in this post headlined “The Obama’s Charitible Giving” I mentioned past studies which showed that conservatives were more generous in their charitable giving than liberals.
Now, Friend-of-Blather Ted points me to this new study by pollster George Barna on giving and tithing pattern among various groups of Americans. Here’s an excerpt from the Barna report:
Not surprisingly, some population groups were more likely than others to have given away at least ten percent of their income. Among the most generous segments were evangelicals (24% of whom tithed); conservatives (12%); people who had prayed, read the Bible and attended a church service during the past week (12%); charismatic or Pentecostal Christians (11%); and registered Republicans (10%).
Several groups also stood out as highly unlikely to tithe: people under the age of 25, atheists and agnostics, single adults who have never been married, liberals, and downscale adults. One percent or less of the people in each of those segments tithed in 2007.
Keep those patterns in mind the next time you hear a liberal braying about heartless conservatives or greed Republicans.