Ocean Springs The poor are more generous that the rich, and in fact the poorer you are, the more likely a larger portion of your income is given to others. For the poor experience drives empathy and action. For the rich it turns out that talk is in fact cheap.
Quoting from Frank Greve of the McClatchy chain in an article recently entitled, “America’s Poor are its Most Generous Givers,”
“The lowest-income fifth (of the population) always give at more than their capacity,” said Virginia Hodgkinson, former vice president for research at Independent Sector, a Washington-based association of major nonprofit agencies. “The next two-fifths give at capacity, and those above that are capable of giving two or three times more than they give.”