Some highlights of the findings overall:
- * Wealthier Americans are not the most generous. Those who earn under $100,000 a year give a substantially higher proportion of their earnings (7.6%) to charity than those earning more (4.2%).
* Red states give more than blue states - but only if religious giving is included. In secular giving, California leads the pack, with New York second. The Chronicle doesn't specify, but we suspect that arts giving falls under secular giving.
* Tax incentives make a big difference - the 13 states that offer incentives to charitable giving show a significant impact.
* Zip code 10021 on Manhattan's Upper East Side in New York gave the most in the nation: over $450 million/year.
Next we would love to see arts giving specified in the interactive map!
Listen to an informative NPR piece on the report: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=158947667&m=159308726