Hey, says Maine, Just because report shows we rank 49 out 50 when it comes to charitable giving doesn't mean we're stingy -- it just means we're a-religious.
"Mainers pride themselves on being careful with their money. They are frugal, canny, even thrifty, but never stingy when someone needs help. So what does it mean when we find our big-hearted state ranked next to last in the percentage of our income given to charity, just one place above granite-hearted New Hampshire? Could Mainers really be called cheap when it comes to helping others? The answer is no. Like many statistical rankings, there’s more to this one than can be measured in a single chart." -- the Portland Press-Herald