Turns out, you don’t need deep pockets to lead the way in charitable giving in the U.S.
According to a report released by The Chronicle of Philanthropy on Monday, wealthy individuals have scaled back on the amount of money they’ve been donating to charity, while the less affluent have been picking up the slack.
Americans who earned $200,000 or more cut the share of their income they gave to charity by 4.6 percent from 2006 to 2012. Those bringing in less than $100,000 donated 4.5 percent more of their income, the report concluded based on tax-return analyses, the Associated Press reported.
Major cities saw the biggest hit, but metropolises that retain high church-attendance rates maintained high giving levels.
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