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Old 06-19-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Which States have the highest percentage of volunteerism ?

http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/V...s_national.pdf

See the rankings.

8 out of top 10 are conservative.
Draw your own conclusions, swallow your pride if you must.

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Again, if "volunteerism" can be defined by working church functions--as is commonly defined--then it's no surprise. The same states that bullied their followers into voting for Bush and giving a lot of money to them are also going to be pressured to volunteer for the church or their affiliated charities.

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What are you sputtering about?
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That Red States are generally more evangelical / fundamentalist Christian than the Blue States.

As such, if their ministers tell them to vote for Bush, they'll vote for Bush. If they tell them they have to tithe, they'll tithe--which is, legally, a donation. If they tell them they have to volunteer their time for the ministry, they'll volunteer their time.

See the pattern?

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My church has a policy of not endorsing polictical canidates and the state in which it's headquartered, that state has the highest rate of volunteerism in the nation, while endorsing no one.

So go try and figure it out again.

Maybe ppl who believe in God enjoying helping out their fellow man more?

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That Red States are generally more evangelical / fundamentalist Christian than the Blue States.

As such, if their ministers tell them to vote for Bush, they'll vote for Bush. If they tell them they have to tithe, they'll tithe--which is, legally, a donation. If they tell them they have to volunteer their time for the ministry, they'll volunteer their time.

See the pattern?

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They are more willing to do good? Or they have good leadership about doing good?

I'm not sure the "bullying" angle makes sense here, even if it takes a swipe at GWB.
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Maybe more people in those states can afford (in terms of time, money, and resources) to volunteer more? Like middle class people who have comfortable lives and can volunteer with their respective churches and schools.

Just the other day my mom was reading me an article about some local rich woman who was injured (like just a scratch) in a car accident and the press was saying how it was such a shame that such a nice lady who always volunteered was "hurt". I said "Yeah, if I was married to DeVo' and had three billion dollars and didn't have to go to college or work a day in my life or do any yardwork, I'd volunteer all the time." And my mom said "Me too."
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Re: Which States have the highest percentage of volunteerism ?

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8 out of top 10 are conservative.
Draw your own conclusions, swallow your pride if you must.
Seriously these threads are bullshit. How do they measure any of this? No one's asked me out my volunteerism. And how do we know who within these states is doing the giving or volunteering?

If we're going to be this vague, and judge everything purely on state then I'd hate to tell you which state is the unhealthiest and which has the highest hate crime rate.
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I said "Yeah, if I was married to DeVo' and had three billion dollars and didn't have to go to college or work a day in my life or do any yardwork, I'd volunteer all the time." And my mom said "Me too."
"Limousine Charity" is a whole different world - and is conducted by the very wealthy in both red and blue states.
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They are more willing to do good? Or they have good leadership about doing good?
That's it's pretty easy to stop thinking and just do what you're told.

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If we're going to be this vague, and judge everything purely on state then I'd hate to tell you which state is the unhealthiest and which has the highest hate crime rate.
Don't forget the states with the highest divorce rates.

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That's it's pretty easy to stop thinking and just do what you're told.

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Better than to continue "thinking" and do nothing?
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You can do both.

I think giving to a good charity (so were not saying the fund for injured neo-Nazis) is more admirable than giving taxes.
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is tithing really considered charity?

if so, then there's no question that Utah is going to be at the top -- tithing is mandatory for Mormons.
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No Tennessee?
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I was quite surprised to see Alabama standing out amongst its immediate neighbors; not as much that our citizens tned to volunteer more as the fact that (particulary) Tennessee and Florida residents do not volunteer as much. So much for the "Tennessee Volunteers."

I will note that our pastor and/or church have never told us who to vote for. The North Alabama United Methodist Conference has opposed legalized gambling (but for different reasons than some religious groups) and has endorsed tax and constitutional reform in our state.

Although our pastor's sermon yesterday pretty much implied that Dan Brown is full of crap.

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Although our pastor's sermon yesterday pretty much implied that Dan Brown is full of crap.

So the fact that the NOVEL is fiction hasn't traveled down to Alabama yet?
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Specifically, he was referencing some of Dan Brown's post-novel commentary. I guess I should have made that clear.

Nice try though.

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It's interesting how many of those high-volunteering states (they defined "volunteering" as unpaid labor on behalf of an organization, e.g., anything from PTAs to church committees to soup kitchens) are also predominantly rural, low-population-density states with few or no large cities. For example, 4 of those top 10 (WY, VT, AK, and SD) are in the bottom 5 states according to population density. A smalltown civility effect perhaps?
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Nice try though.

Oh come on, I was kidding!

That's what the is for...
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