Saturday, May 17, 2008

Study Reveals Religious Americans are Generous

A new study shows that people of faith in America have a huge heart in terms of giving to Third World countries

From "Religious Americans are Generous" by Charlie Butts, posted5/16/08 at

Carol Adelman of the Hudson Institute cites the information in a study done with Notre Dame University. "We didn't realize it would be as large as it was, and we came out with a number of $8.8 billion worth of goods and services that churches are giving overseas to developing countries," she points out.

That figure represents nearly 40 percent of the foreign aid provided by the United States to the same region -- and the money from churches is apparently doing a lot of good, says Adelman.

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