Tuesday, June 6th, 2006 | 10:32 pm | Administrator

African-Americans more generous

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Some interesting data listed in this Washington Post article showing that African-American communities tend to be more generous than the average American, especially when it comes to giving to churches.

Citing a study published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the article notes that roughly 3 in 4 charitable donations in this country go toward religious causes. In the African-American community that ratio is as high as 9 in 10. Indeed, most of the zip codes in the DC Metro area listed by another Chronicle study of the country’s most generous neighborhoods are of areas with a predominantly black population.

The article continues to offer that African-Americans have a stronger commitment to community and a stronger concept of tithing, or giving 10% of your income to the church / greater good. These values are what make African-Americans amongst our most philanthropic communities in the country.

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