08/22/2010 10:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Poor Americans Give More Of Their Income To Charity Than The Rich

For decades, surveys have shown that upper-income Americans don't give away as much of their money as they might and are particularly undistinguished as givers when compared with the poor, who are strikingly generous. A number of other studies have shown that lower-income Americans give proportionally more of their incomes to charity than do upper-income Americans.

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