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Charities Emerge From Recession With Record Donations

SEATTLE — Charitable giving in the United States has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time in seven years, according to a national organization that tracks the generosity of Americans. Americans gave an estimated $358 […]


Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Utah.  Utah was considered the most charitable state, when religion was taken into consideration. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Less Religious States Give Less To Charity, Sort Of

A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.