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Conservatives often will not respond to random offers, particularly international ones, giving through tithing and additional donations for mission work internationally through their churches. They don’t like being forced fed which charity to donate to without vetting. What an odd conclusion for this study, but not surprising given the result, I’m sure, was intended at the incept. Doesn’t anyone teach logic any more?
In other words, they get taken advantage of much easier. Want to get free housing, free food, free whatever you want (all at the cost of taxpayers) move to a left leaning state. Why do you think the top homeless populations are CA, VT, WA and OR?
I would love to see the construction of the questions and whether they were politically worded or neutral. T o say that small town conservative America is not generous is simply false.
Liberals are much more likely to be generous with other people’s money and not their own. A conservative will give a homeless guy a 10 spot…no questions, no sermon, no judgement.
A liberal will give the homeless person the directions to a shelter and suggest they contact social services. If they do give them money, it’s with strings attached. (You aren’t going to buy wine or cigarettes, are you?)
The cause they were asked to donate to is a bit skewing as well. Most conservatives I know would much rather give toward education programs and resources, and statistics have shown this in the past. This study was based on the notion that liberals are more likely to donate toward getting people vaccinated than conservatives….that bias seems a bit obvious doesn’t it?
I was thinking the same, the bias for this study is clear. Covid-19 “help” like ventilators, remdesivr. the shot- what a bunch of self-congratulating genocidal lunatics.
Why identify ‘generosity’ or ‘charitable’ only in monetary terms? It is really easy to write a check or wire money to a charitable organization anywhere in the world. What about actually using your own time and physical effort to help another person? When that type of charitable donation is measured, I think you’ll find that left-leaning people are more than willing to march, demonstrate, and donate impersonal dollars to a cause than to get their hands dirty doing the work of these organizations. As another reader mentioned, small town America sees lots of charity – person to person, caring, boots on the ground type of charity. Most of that would probably be faith-based or tied to a specific community. For a conservative, charity is real world, not just theoretical. I think it was Graham Greene who described one of his characters as someone who loved humanity but hated the individual man. Sounds about right.
Look at how the Liberals in Martha’s Vineyard took in those migrants
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