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October 18, 2012 12:00 PM Who Really Gives? Partisanship and Charitable Giving in the United States

Michele Margolis and Michael Sances write: Conservatives and liberals are equally generous in their donation habits. This pattern holds at both the individual and state level, and contradicts the conventional wisdom that partisans differ in their generosity. What about the...

By Andrew Gelman

August 21, 2012 9:00 AM Using Defaults to Induce a Charitable Contribution

We all know about the power of defaults in everyday behavior and even in science.Here’s a fun example. The following appeared in my inbox the other day: Dear Dr. Gelman, *** greatly appreciates your service as a member of the...

By Andrew Gelman