A Mismatch Between Need and Affluence American communities with high standards of living often have low charitable giving rates, a new Chronicle analysis finds.

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Text by Rebecca Koenig and visuals by Meredith Myers

That’s one finding from new data, compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, combining giving behavior with quality-of-life measurements for 2,670 counties across the United States. It’s based on data from The Chronicle’sHow America Gives study, which shows the share of income Americans in different parts of the country have donated and the Opportunity Index, created by two antipoverty nonprofits, which assigns scores of socioeconomic well-being to counties based on measurements such as housing costs, preschool attendance, Internet access, and percent of residents with advanced degrees.

 

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