First of all, Americans give a LOT more than Canadians. They are much more generous.........twice as generous, in fact. Yep, those nasty Yanks give over twice as much of their income to good causes than do Canadians. (God I love knocking my fellow Canadians off their moral high horse!)
Not only that, but guess WHICH Americans give the most? To quote Wente "The most generous people in North America are the small-town folks who go to church, drive pick-up trucks, are very family-orientated, and probably hate the gun registry. They give away more of their income - by far- than anybody else.............the people that give away the most of all (3.7% of their income) live in Utah."
"..........godless liberals talk the talk, churchgoing conservatives walk the walk. People in the top five Bush states gave three times more of their income to charity than people in the top five Kerry states. Conservatives give away more money and volunteer more time to help the poor."
"..........the Salvation Army (stationed) a bell-ringer in Sioux Falls, south Dakota outside the Wal-Mart. The Sally-Ann put another bell-ringer in San Francisco, just outside Saks. The San Francisco bell-ringer, who encountered twice as many people, collected only half as much money as the one in Sioux Falls"
Now who do you think had more to give? Saks customers, or Wal-Mart customers?
Are you surprized?