I knew that.Delusion is a wonderful thing.
Goes hand in hand with the whole myth of fiscal conservatism.
Goes hand in hand with the obnoxious cant about "conservatives" being personally generous all the time, which I heard repeated by Steve Paikin the other night on the post-broadcast portion of this episode of The Agenda; that the Red states donate more to charity than the Blue states do (why he even had to bring that up in the context of a discussion of economics on Canadian public television should remind us of what a deranged Reagan Youth the man is).A full cost accounting needs to be done to inject this myth of conservative charity with a dose of reality.
It's not conservative charity. It's Conservative Charities.
ti-guy: Remember that churches are charities. I looked this up a while back and it seems the real underlying variable is not left/right but religiousness.Religious people, left or right, donate more than secular people. Their church donations count as charitable donations. Plus these are more likely to be reported (tax receipt issued) than the random donations people often make. The religious right is slightly ahead of the religious left in donations, but the secular left is quite a bit ahead of the secular right.
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