MONEY, MEET MOUTH: Those who strongly agreed that “the government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality” gave away $140 on average to charity. Among those who strongly disagreed, the average gift was $1,637.
The sourcing of this conclusion may be a bit sketcy, but assuming that it is true, I don’t find it in the least surprising. If you pay taxes, and you assume that it is the government’s responsibility to take a portion of that payment to address income inequality, why would you “give” more?
Now, if you don’t pay taxes, that’s a different story. Then you’re just a moocher looking for excuses.