POLL: Are Mayfield Democrats Less Likely to Give to Charity Than Republicans?

A study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy draws connections between how a community voted in the 2008 presidential election and their charitable generosity. Do you agree?

A national publication that reports on charitable giving has found similarities between red and blue states and the likelihood they would give to charity. 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy compared giving patterns in 2008 as reported by Giving USA and how communities voted in that year's election. 

The results indicated that people in states that voted Republican (red states) were more likely to give to charity than Democratic-leaning states (blue). But other factors play a role in how states rank in charitable giving, according to the Chronicle. They include: how religious a state is, state laws on tax credits for charitable giving and volunteerism.

How did Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Highland Heights and Gates Mills compare with the national trend?

First, you need to know that the majority of Mayfield Heights and Mayfield Village residents voted for Barack Obama in the '08 election. And the majority of Gates Mills and Highland Heights residents voted for John McCain in that election. But you probably already knew that.

Then, check out the searchable database to see your neighbors' giving patterns. 

So do you agree with the conclusions? Vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comments

Kent Millstead August 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Maybe democrats are struggling to make ends meet after their investments tanked in 2007-08 and the value of their home sunk. They are much more likely to be standing on the receiving end of the soup line. Compare CEO and frontline employee raises in the past decade and the reason for the answer to this question becomes very clear.
TaterSalad September 03, 2012 at 03:48 PM
This is how the Party of Food Stamps creates jobs and then tells everyone that the economy is improving: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/01/Study-58-Percent-Of-Jobs-Recovered-Are-Low-Wage-Occupations


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