Thursday, September 23, 2010

(NEWS) Do Jewish Households Give More To Poverty Causes Than Those From Other Faiths?

"Jewish households are more likely than households of other faith backgrounds to give money to the poor and needy, according to a new study economist Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, just published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

The study, which controlled for several factors such as size of household and family income, found that 29 percent of American households give to poverty causes, with the average combined gifts to those causes at about $490 per year. Ottoni-Wilhelm, a professor at Indiana University, found little difference between Christian households of varying denominations, but that Jewish families tend to give at a higher rate and larger gifts, according to the news site"

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