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Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 11:11 p.m. MST

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Tom Smart, Deseret News
It didn't make the wealthy look so good.

A 2009 national look at charitable giving by McClatchy Newspapers showed the poor give a higher percentage of their income (4.3 percent) to charity than rich people (2.1 percent).

The survey led Kraus and his colleagues at Berkeley and the University of Toronto to conduct several experiments to see if the McClatchy analysis could be replicated; to see why people who are in lower classes appear to be more generous than people in higher classes

Read the full report here: Rich with charity
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