Saturday, October 18, 2014
Chronicle of Philanthropy, How America Gives:
Using the IRS data, The Chronicle was able to track gifts to charity at the state, county, metropolitan-area, and ZIP code levels. The data were for gifts to charity among taxpayers who itemize deductions on their tax forms. It captured $180-billion that was given to charity in 2012, or about 80 percent of the total amount given to charity as tabulated by "Giving USA."
In How States Compare and How They Voted in the 2012 Election, the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked the states by giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income. The 17 states that gave the most to charity all voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, while 15 of the 17 states that gave the least to charity voted for President Obama: