People who live in the poorest states are also the most generous when it comes to giving and charity. In this country that means the south or "bible belt", dominated by Southern Baptists. People who live in the richest states are also the least generous when it comes to giving and charity. In this country that means the north, northeast and west coast, dominated by Roman Catholics. But don't take my word for it, have a look at this article. Look at the map at the bottom of the article to see how generous or "scrooge-like" the people of your state is. As an aside, I noticed this also means that the states who primarily vote Democrat are the cheapskates... err... umm.. "cheapstates". And the states who usually vote Republican are usually the most generous.