A national publication that reports on charitable giving has found similarities between red and blue states and the likelihood they would give to charity.
The results indicated that people in states that voted Republican (red states) were more likely to give to charity than Democratic-leaning states (blue). But other factors play a role in how states rank in charitable giving, according to the Chronicle. They include: how religious a state is, state laws on tax credits for charitable giving and volunteerism.
How did Stow compare with the national trend? First, you need to know that the majority of Stow residents voted for Barack Obama in the '08 election.
Stow, as a whole, gave $18.2 million. What may or may not be suprising to many is that the those under the age of 19 and the 45- to 64-years-old bracket gave back the most.
Play around with the Chronicle's conclusins and then vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comment section of this post!