Sunday, November 26, 2006

Liberals, Conservatives, and Generosity: Is this surprising?

Check out the following post over at Beliefnet.com. Arthur C. Brooks, a professor of Professor of Public Administration at Syracuse University, has written a book entitled: Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism. In summery:
The book's basic findings are that conservatives who practice religion, live in traditional nuclear families and reject the notion that the government should engage in income redistribution are the most generous Americans, by any measure.

Here is another interesting tidbit (which seems true enough from my experience):
One noted that people who drink alcohol moderately are more successful and charitable than those who don't (like him).

My question is this: Is this surprising?

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