A recent survey conducted by Public Opinion Research and published in the Almanac of American Philanthropy found that Americans out-donate the British and Canadians two-to-one and Italians, Germans and others roughly 20-to-1. The survey, the first of its kind, also revealed that, in America, more than half of every income class except those earning under $25,000 annually donate to charity. Americans are the most charitable people in the world according to the study, reports the Washington Examiner.
The heartily abused top “one percent” of U.S. income earners, i.e. the “evil rich,” fork over one third of all donations, and they keep right on giving even after they die. The survey found that the wealthiest 1.4 percent of Americans are responsible for 86 percent of all charitable donations made at death.