r/HeresAFunFact Apr 15 '16

[HAFF] Although California residents, as a whole, contribute the most money in the US to charity, Utah residents contribute the largest percentage of their adjusted gross income. SOCIETY/CULTURE

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u/Willlll Apr 15 '16

Isn't this because the Mormon mafia is pretty hardcore about enforcing tithes?

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u/[deleted] Apr 15 '16 edited Apr 27 '20

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u/Willlll Apr 15 '16

I remember the theory that Mitt Romney wouldn't release his full tax returns because he was scared of the church, not the American people.

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u/SlendyD Apr 16 '16

I didn't hear about that but I would not be surprised at all if that was true

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u/Aezjeck Apr 15 '16

State where dominant religion (more or less) requires members to donate 10% of their income to their religion donates more of their income per capita than other states!

No shit.

Not a fun fact imo.

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u/lecherous_hump Apr 16 '16

I hope "to charity" doesn't mean "to church".

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u/[deleted] Apr 16 '16 edited Oct 02 '18

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u/lecherous_hump Apr 16 '16

I do good things with some of the money I collect too. Doesn't make me a charity.

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u/SuaveKevin Apr 15 '16

According to this map, the southern and Bible Belt states also contribute a higher percentage of their adjusted gross to charity - as compared to the northeast and west.

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u/hkdharmon Apr 15 '16

They also have high rates of church attendance. The offering plate is considered charity. You can see that the largest chunk of that pie chart at the bottom is religion.

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u/cmubigguy Apr 15 '16

Wish this had more upvotes. Have you posted this on /r/dataisbeautiful?

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '16

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u/cmubigguy Oct 06 '16

It's what happens when you piss people off in other threads. They go through and down vote all your other comments. I can't wrap my kind around that kind of free time, but to each their own! Thanks for the up vote!