But other states rank higher. Does being a "blue state" have something to do with it?
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Lisa Rossi
Monday, August 20, 2012
Maryland ranks 11th in the nation in terms of how much its residents donate of their discretionary income to charity, according to an analysis released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Utah was listed as the top state, with residents on average giving 10.6 percent of their discretionary income to charity. In Maryland, people give on average 5.7 percent of discretionary income, according to the analysis, based on IRS records. The top five jurisdictions in the study for giving were: Utah; Washington, DC; Mississippi; Alabama; and Tennessee. The Chronicle of Philanthropy also analyzed giving compared to a state’s political affiliation. Among its major findings: Those in predominantly conservative states that are known as deeply …
A study in 'The Chronicle of Philanthropy' ranks charitable giving by ZIP code.
When compared to countywide and statewide levels of giving, Rockville residents gave a smaller percentage of their incomes to charity, according to recent study by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle published data on how much residents of every ZIP code in the United States donate to charity, based on 2008 IRS tax return information. Here’s data for the Rockville ZIP codes covered by the study: How Rockville Gives Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy A map of giving across the country is available at Philanthropy.com. In Maryland, people gave on average 5.7 percent of discretionary income, Patch reported. Montgomery County residents gave about 5.8 percent of their incomes to charity, a total of $954.2 million, according to …