On a tangential note, I recently became a realtor after losing my computer analysis job. I've been moving door to door to introduce myself and hand out a free realty newsletter. I know many (if not most) of the people in the surrounding neighborhoods, having lived among them all my life.
The liberals are *far* less generous with the donation and charity programs the realty company sponsors ("Toys for Tots", the local charity drive for "Surplus Items for the GIs in Iraq", etc).
They are also far less cheerful and less tolerant of the newsletter I distribute. Additionally, they participate less with regard to submitting interesting or useful information to include in the newsletter.
It is, after all, a newsletter with two purposes: to promote myself as their realtor, and secondly, to offer the local area a voice amongst themselves. Community ties, etc.
All this, just anecdotal evidence that liberals are indeed myopic, generous with other people's money whereas conservatives are generous with their own money, atheist, unhappy, and generally tortured people.
Thanks for the read. Happy New Year!