CHART: Who gives the most to charity? it depends.

December 12, 2012 | 5:48 p.m. CST
According to a study by The Chronicle of Philanthropy published in August, Americans with lower incomes set aside a bigger portion of what they make for charitable contributions. Those making between $50,000 to $99,999 in America set aside 6 percent of that income for charity. Those making more than $200,000 a year set aside 4.2 percent.
But, as the pie chart on the right illustrates, the wealthiest individuals in America received the majority of charitable contribution tax deductions in 2009. This means they likely donated more money overall to charity than the other income groups.

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