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Generosity Index 2004: (2002 US State Data) [there's a pattern: blue/lib States tightfisted]
Catalogue for Philanthropy ^ | 2002 data | unknown

Posted on 11/10/2004 8:12:37 AM PST by Mike Fieschko

1. Advanced Data:

2004_Generosity_Index.xls (an Excel document with multiple sheets -- split by AGI brackets -- with detailed data from 2002 and rankings)

2. Basic Data:

Click column headings below to sort by a new column.

(See also: Technical Notes)

State Having
Rank
Giving
Rank
Rank
Relation
Generosity
Index

Mississippi 50 5 45 1

Arkansas 47

6 41 2

Oklahoma 43 8 35 3

Louisiana 42 10 32 4

Alabama 38

7 31 5

Tennessee 34 3 31 6

South Dakota 44 14 30 7

Utah 31

2 29 8

South Carolina 40 12 28 9

Idaho 41 20 21 10

Wyoming 21

1 20 11

Texas 23 4 19 12

West Virginia 48 31 17 13

Nebraska 35

19 16 14

North Dakota 46 30 16 15

North Carolina 27 15 12 16

Kansas

25 18 7 17

Florida 20 13 7

18

Georgia 17 11 6 19

Kentucky

39 33 6 20

Montana 49 43 6

21

Missouri 29 24 5 22

New Mexico

45 40 5 23

Alaska 24 21 3

24

Indiana 28 29 -1 25

New York

5 9 -4 26

Iowa 36 44 -8

27

Ohio 32 42 -10 28

California

6 17 -11 29

Maryland 4 16 -12

30

Illinois 10 22 -12 31

Maine

37 50 -13 32

Delaware 13 27 -14

33

Washington 11 25 -14 34

Vermont

33 47 -14 35

Oregon 26 41 -15

36

Hawaii 30 45 -15 37

Virginia

7 23 -16 38

Arizona 22 38 -16

39

Nevada 14 32 -18 40

Pennsylvania

18 36 -18 41

Michigan 16 35 -19

42

Colorado 8 28 -20 43

Connecticut

1 26 -25 44

Minnesota 12 37 -25

45

Wisconsin 19 46 -27 46

New Jersey

2 34 -32 47

Rhode Island 15 49 -34

48

Massachusetts 3 39 -36 49

New Hampshire

9 48 -39 50


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS:
Use your mouse wheel to find the first blue State.

Michelle Malkin comments and has a jpeg, but I can't get the image to display in preview.
1 posted on 11/10/2004 8:12:37 AM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: Mike Fieschko

2 posted on 11/10/2004 8:16:58 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Interesting--but wouldn't it be cool to have this in county-by-county form, too!


3 posted on 11/10/2004 8:17:52 AM PST by Mamzelle (Nov 3--Psalm One...Blessed is the man...!)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Liberals are charitable with everyone else's money.


4 posted on 11/10/2004 8:17:54 AM PST by The Great Yazoo (Why do penumbras not emanate from the Tenth Amendment as promiscuously as they do from the First?)
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To: Mike Fieschko

To be fair, liberals believe they are doing God's compassionate work by supporting the social redistibution of other peoples' money through the tax code.


5 posted on 11/10/2004 8:19:59 AM PST by JCEccles
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To: Mike Fieschko
2. Basic Data:

Click column headings below to sort by a new column.

(See also: Technical Notes)

State Having
Rank
Giving
Rank
Rank
Relation
Generosity
Index
Mississippi 50 5 45 1
Arkansas 47 6 41 2
Oklahoma 43 8 35 3
Louisiana 42 10 32 4
Alabama 38 7 31 5
Tennessee 34 3 31 6
South Dakota 44 14 30 7
Utah 31 2 29 8
South Carolina 40 12 28 9
Idaho 41 20 21 10
Wyoming 21 1 20 11
Texas 23 4 19 12
West Virginia 48 31 17 13
Nebraska 35 19 16 14
North Dakota 46 30 16 15
North Carolina 27 15 12 16
Kansas 25 18 7 17
Florida 20 13 7 18
Georgia 17 11 6 19
Kentucky 39 33 6 20
Montana 49 43 6 21
Missouri 29 24 5 22
New Mexico 45 40 5 23
Alaska 24 21 3 24
Indiana 28 29 -1 25
New York 5 9 -4 26
Iowa 36 44 -8 27
Ohio 32 42 -10 28
California 6 17 -11 29
Maryland 4 16 -12 30
Illinois 10 22 -12 31
Maine 37 50 -13 32
Delaware 13 27 -14 33
Washington 11 25 -14 34
Vermont 33 47 -14 35
Oregon 26 41 -15 36
Hawaii 30 45 -15 37
Virginia 7 23 -16 38
Arizona 22 38 -16 39
Nevada 14 32 -18 40
Pennsylvania 18 36 -18 41
Michigan 16 35 -19 42
Colorado 8 28 -20 43
Connecticut 1 26 -25 44
Minnesota 12 37 -25 45
Wisconsin 19 46 -27 46
New Jersey 2 34 -32 47
Rhode Island 15 49 -34 48
Massachusetts 3 39 -36 49
New Hampshire 9 48 -39 50

6 posted on 11/10/2004 8:21:12 AM PST by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: Mike Fieschko
 

 

7 posted on 11/10/2004 8:23:02 AM PST by HawaiianGecko (You meet the same people on the way down as you do on the way up)
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To: Mike Fieschko

They will say this just proves we are too ignorant to keep our own money and their Socialist Agenda is what all American's "really" want.


8 posted on 11/10/2004 8:29:03 AM PST by elizabetty
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To: HawaiianGecko; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; nutmeg

Interesting!


9 posted on 11/10/2004 8:32:20 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Wow! I need to save this for an argument.


10 posted on 11/10/2004 8:34:42 AM PST by najida (I shop for my fillet mignon at Walmart.)
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To: So Cal Rocket

Thanks. I swiped/copied the source, but mine didn't keep all the column values.


11 posted on 11/10/2004 8:39:52 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: Explorer89

A "you were right ping"... ;-)

Anybody know where I can find a list of the average IQs shown in a similar color coded, county-by-county manner? It would be curious to see whether more red counties have a higher IQ than blue counties. I know the state-by-state comparison showed the blue states averaged higher IQs than the red ones but I suspect a county-by-county comparison will show a different story.


12 posted on 11/10/2004 8:47:49 AM PST by MrConfettiMan (America replanted a Bush in the WH in '04.)
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To: HawaiianGecko

We're #1, we're #1, we're #1 (finally!)


13 posted on 11/10/2004 9:00:39 AM PST by The Loan Arranger (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: EdReform; PhilDragoo; devolve; Happy2BMe
Wow, thanks. Tis .....



14 posted on 11/10/2004 9:00:49 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MrConfettiMan
Anybody know where I can find a list of the average IQs shown in a similar color coded, county-by-county manner?

I don't think the data are available.

A review I found from Michelle Malkin's blog is

IQ Hoax by Steve Sailer: a lot of analysis, including

IQ and the Wealth of Nations -- Lynn and Vanhanen -- data table of national mean IQ studies summarized by Steve Sailer

(misuse of the Lynn and Vanhanen book seems to be the source of the moonbats' claim that the blue States have higher IQs)
15 posted on 11/10/2004 9:01:46 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: All

Never mind. I followed the link from Michelle Malkin's site and saw the IQ scores that have been making the rounds are a hoax. Unfortunately, there's a lib at work that has posted the IQ scores outside his office door and I was hoping to post a rebuttal using the county-by-county score sheet. I doubt anyone walking by will read a printout of the IQ Hoax page so I'll probably have to settle for the Generosity Index. I suppose I could add something that says, "Obviously, a high IQ isn't always an indication of intelligence, common sense or good morals."


16 posted on 11/10/2004 9:03:51 AM PST by MrConfettiMan (America replanted a Bush in the WH in '04.)
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To: TexasGreg

I would like to see the murder rate by counties and how they voted.


17 posted on 11/10/2004 9:09:29 AM PST by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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Rush did his show prep today. Hi, Rush.


18 posted on 11/10/2004 9:12:31 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: Mike Fieschko

How do Teresa Heinz Kerry's personal charitable contributions stack up against, say, Utah's 5.14 percent of adjusted gross income?


19 posted on 11/10/2004 9:13:06 AM PST by The Great Yazoo (Why do penumbras not emanate from the Tenth Amendment as promiscuously as they do from the First?)
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To: Mike Fieschko

I would love to see this chart stacked up against church attendance. N.H. is one of the least church-going states in the country. I bet the difference in charity is accounted for by differences in how much people spend on church contributions, missionary work, new buildings, etc.


20 posted on 11/10/2004 9:15:12 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: Mike Fieschko
This seems to be a kind of wierd way of calculating generosity. Wouldn't it make more sense to take Total Contributions and divide by Total Income to get a percent of contribution. So I did just that. Similar results, but not quite as overwhelming:

State % Voted For
Utah 5.14% Bush
Georgia 3.06% Bush
Alabama 3.02% Bush
South Carolina 3.00% Bush
Oklahoma 2.96% Bush
Maryland 2.94% Kerry
North Carolina 2.83% Bush
Idaho 2.79% Bush
Mississippi 2.75% Bush
New York 2.74% Kerry
Arkansas 2.60% Bush
Tennessee 2.53% Bush
Wyoming 2.45% Bush
Oregon 2.41% Kerry
Nebraska 2.38% Bush
California 2.37% Kerry
Virginia 2.37% Bush
Minnesota 2.32% Kerry
Colorado 2.32% Bush
Arizona 2.32% Bush
Kansas 2.32% Bush
Delaware 2.29% Kerry
Michigan 2.26% Kerry
Montana 2.25% Bush
Kentucky 2.21% Bush
Florida 2.20% Bush
Missouri 2.20% Bush
Illinois 2.18% Kerry
New Jersey 2.11% Kerry
Texas 2.07% Bush
Indiana 2.07% Bush
Nevada 2.06% Bush
Louisiana 2.04% Bush
Hawaii 2.03% Kerry
Ohio 2.03% Bush
Iowa 2.02% Bush
Connecticut 2.02% Kerry
Washington 2.02% Kerry
Pennsylvania 1.99% Kerry
Massachusetts 1.92% Kerry
Wisconsin 1.91% Kerry
New Mexico 1.85% Bush
Rhode Island 1.72% Kerry
Alaska 1.68% Bush
Maine 1.59% Kerry
South Dakota 1.58% Bush
Vermont 1.54% Kerry
North Dakota 1.50% Bush
New Hampshire 1.47% Kerry
West Virginia 1.35% Bush

In also should be noted that the nationwide average was 2.28%, in Bush states 2.39% and Kerry states 2.10%

21 posted on 11/10/2004 9:19:06 AM PST by usapatriot28
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To: The Great Yazoo
How do Teresa Heinz Kerry's personal charitable contributions stack up against, say, Utah's 5.14 percent of adjusted gross income?

She didn't release Schedule A, which itemizes charitable donations / deductions. She only released her 2003 1040, none of the supporting filings.

Kerry Campaign press release says she was 'responsible for more than $4.6 million distributed as charitable contributions, primarily through charitable grants by the Heinz Family Foundation', FWIW.
22 posted on 11/10/2004 9:24:04 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: HawaiianGecko

If European countries and Canadian Provinces could enter, they'd probably start at 51. (The most generous of them would be lower than flinty New Hampshire.)


23 posted on 11/10/2004 9:24:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS", Fake But Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: usapatriot28
Wouldn't it make more sense to take Total Contributions and divide by Total Income to get a percent of contribution.

That's one way of looking at the data. I'm not qualified to say it's better / more accurate / supplies better analysis than what they did. The Catalogue for Philanthroy defines the Generosity Index as:
Generosity Index: The index is created by comparing the rank of each state's average adjusted gross income (AAGI) to the rank of each state's average itemized charitable deductions (AICD). The arithmetical differences between these two rankings are then themselves ranked, resulting in the Generosity Index rank.
Technical Notes for 2004 Generosity Index (2002 Data).
24 posted on 11/10/2004 9:30:09 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: The Great Yazoo
Schedule A, which itemizes charitable donations / deductions

Sorry, it's wrong to say Schedule A itemizes those. It's where the taxpayer enters the total for charitable donations / deductions.
25 posted on 11/10/2004 9:32:00 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: Mike Fieschko
Liberals want Big Government to be in charge of charity. They feel if they put government in charge then they wont feel guilty about charitable giving.

One reason why they like to divide society by Race, Religion, Gender and Economic class is in hopes that people will be more reliant on them to create artificial self esteem and self worth for everyone.

Its like the saying "give a man a fish and you have fed him for the day but teach him how to fish and you have fed him for life."

Well liberals get their self esteem from giving out fish.
26 posted on 11/10/2004 9:33:04 AM PST by april15Bendovr
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To: april15Bendovr
They feel if they put government in charge then they wont feel guilty about charitable giving.

Or, as Rush has said, they feel if a law's been passed, an agency established, a protest demonstration held, then they're doing something about it.
27 posted on 11/10/2004 9:34:56 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: MrConfettiMan

I was about to e-mail this link to you and our other compatriot when I found this ping :)

Of COURSE I was right!


28 posted on 11/10/2004 9:37:24 AM PST by Explorer89 (The password is non-trivial)
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To: Mike Fieschko

Thank God we one this election. Just think of how many new judges we might have prevented from legislating from the bench?


29 posted on 11/10/2004 9:41:45 AM PST by april15Bendovr
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To: Mike Fieschko

It figures. To a liberal, charity is the job of the government.


30 posted on 11/10/2004 9:46:27 AM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("He's gone. He's so gone." Nancy Pelosi on George W. Bush, circa May 2004)
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To: HostileTerritory
I would love to see this chart stacked up against church attendance.

Took a quick look at census.gov, but couldn't find religion / church attendance in the State data sets or the subject index.
31 posted on 11/10/2004 10:02:39 AM PST by Mike Fieschko ("A q should always be followed by a u. I dont make the rules, Iraq, but I will enforce them.")
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To: The Great Yazoo
I have lunch occasionally with a liberal who doesn't tip waitresses. This elite author felt writing about "the poor" and downtrodden was charity enough. I started leaving the tip when we were out -- started worrying about spit in the food. Working people aren't impressed with liberal propaganda in exchange for service.

BINGO:

Liberals are charitable with everyone else's money.

32 posted on 11/10/2004 10:14:10 AM PST by GOPJ (Dowd...hits...like a bucket of vomit with Body Shop potpourri sprinked across the surface--Goldberg)
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To: Explorer89

Modesty is not one of your strongest character traits. :p


33 posted on 11/10/2004 10:22:28 AM PST by MrConfettiMan (By definition, the word non-trivial is rather non-trivial.)
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To: Mike Fieschko

The Census won't touch anything to do with religion with a 10 foot pole. There may be private surveys out there... I don't really have time to look and couldn't ask someone else to do it on my behalf.


34 posted on 11/10/2004 11:17:35 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: Mike Fieschko
Michelle Malkin comments and has a jpeg, but I can't get the image to display in preview.

Can someone tell me why none of the graphics on Michelle's page do not show in my browser?
35 posted on 11/10/2004 11:34:45 AM PST by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Mike Fieschko; Howlin; Timesink; Utah Girl; hosepipe; backhoe; FITZ; Happy2BMe; ...
According to liberals, "Red" states are full of dumb people. Well they're also the most philanthropic states. In the list below Red states voted for Bush, Blue states voted for Kerry. The Generosity Index is compiled by Catalogue For Philanthropy.
 

State Having
Rank
Giving
Rank
Rank
Relation
Generosity
Index
Mississippi 50 5 45 1
Arkansas 47 6 41 2
Oklahoma 43 8 35 3
Louisiana 42 10 32 4
Alabama 38 7 31 5
Tennessee 34 3 31 6
South Dakota 44 14 30 7
Utah 31 2 29 8
South Carolina 40 12 28 9
Idaho 41 20 21 10
Wyoming 21 1 20 11
Texas 23 4 19 12
West Virginia 48 31 17 13
Nebraska 35 19 16 14
North Dakota 46 30 16 15
North Carolina 27 15 12 16
Kansas 25 18 7 17
Florida 20 13 7 18
Georgia 17 11 6 19
Kentucky 39 33 6 20
Montana 49 43 6 21
Missouri 29 24 5 22
New Mexico 45 40 5 23
Alaska 24 21 3 24
Indiana 28 29 -1 25
New York 5 9 -4 26
Iowa 36 44 -8 27
Ohio 32 42 -10 28
California 6 17 -11 29
Maryland 4 16 -12 30
Illinois 10 22 -12 31
Maine 37 50 -13 32
Delaware 13 27 -14 33
Washington 11 25 -14 34
Vermont 33 47 -14 35
Oregon 26 41 -15 36
Hawaii 30 45 -15 37
Virginia 7 23 -16 38
Arizona 22 38 -16 39
Nevada 14 32 -18 40
Pennsylvania 18 36 -18 41
Michigan 16 35 -19 42
Colorado 8 28 -20 43
Connecticut 1 26 -25 44
Minnesota 12 37 -25 45
Wisconsin 19 46 -27 46
New Jersey 2 34 -32 47
Rhode Island 15 49 -34 48
Massachusetts 3 39 -36 49
New Hampshire 9 48 -39 50

36 posted on 12/01/2004 8:08:48 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Lord, place the steel of the Holy Spirit in my spine and the love of the Holy Ghost in my heart.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 12/01/2004 8:55:27 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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