People Of Faith Are Better Neighbors

11.16.10 | Sarah Harnisch

   A piece in U.S.A. Today shows religious people are better neighbors. The article says it's not what you believe, but how you live. And those of faith live in a way that impacts those around them. Here are some numbers to back that up: 40 percent of worship-attending Americans volunteer regularly to help the poor and elderly, compared with 15 percent who don't go to church. 36 percent volunteer for school programs, compared to 15 percent of other Americans. The religious are more likely to give money to secular charities then secular Americans are. They are also more likely to donate blood, attend community meetings, and vote in elections.