Saturday, February 12, 2005

Who Is Most Generous? The Solidary European Humanists or the Greedy American Money-Lovers?

Charity to man's fellow man is praiseworthy, and Americans are the most generous people on Earth
declares Walter E. Williams.
According to a quote by American philanthropist Daniel Rose in An Exceptional Nation, an article in Philanthropy magazine (November/December 2004), "American private charitable contributions this year will exceed $200 billion, equal to about 10 percent of the total federal budget; that some 70 percent of U.S. households make charitable cash contributions; and that over half of all U.S. adults will volunteer an estimated 20 billion hours in charitable activities." Americans contribute six or seven times more than some of our European neighbors.