This headline caught my eye: "Poor are most generous givers" http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/may/22/poor-are-most-generous-givers/
The story states:
"In fact, America’s poor donate more, in percentage terms, than higher-income groups do, surveys of charitable giving show. What’s more, their generosity declines less in hard times than the generosity of richer givers does."
Why is this? Is it the empathy factor, or is it the more "stuff" we have the less we want to share?