Conservatives Twice As Kind As Liberals

It's been established many times over that Conservatives give vastlymore to charities than do Liberals. Red states give more than blue ones; households led by Conservatives give 30% more than those headed by Liberals; Conservatives on average give double what Liberals do to actual needy people and causes. Insight Scoop rounds up the evidence.

There are also the tax releases of Al Gore ($353 to charities in 1997); John Kerry (0$ in 1995, although he started giving more after he married Teresa); the Obamas (less than 1% of their income 2000-2004); Biden (less than $400/year in 9 of 10 years) as opposed to McCain (26% of his income); Cheney (close to 7 million dollars last year) & Bush (12% of his income.) This amused me, however.
“When I started doing research on charity,” Mr. Brooks wrote, “I expected to find that political liberals — who, I believed, genuinely cared more about others than conservatives did — would turn out to be the most privately charitable people. So when my early findings led me to the opposite conclusion, I assumed I had made some sort of technical error. I re-ran analyses. I got new data. Nothing worked. In the end, I had no option but to change my views.”

Forced by facts to change his views? Is that even allowed?