Page 2, 9th November 1990

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Page 2, 9th November 1990 — Catholics give less

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Catholics give less

CATHOLIC households in the United States contributed less to the church and to charity than their counterparts in other religious groups, according to a Gallup poll released this week.

The poll found that in 1989 Catholics gave an average of $515 or 1.3 per cent of household income to good causes, and volunteered 2.1 hours of their time.

But the results also showed that Protestants put aside $842 per household and volunteered ours eac wee The Jews questioned gave a more generous $1,854 per household, representing 3.8 per cent of their household income, but they volunteered only 1.2 hours of their time.

Members of other faiths, including Moslems, Buddhists, Hindus, Mormons and Eastern Orthodox, made donations of $1,075 per household, or 2.7 per cent of household earnings.

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