New Orleans Named #9 Most Generous City

Stories of police brutality and violence against police, terrorist attacks, and negative political rhetoric have filled the news cycle of late, making it easy to forget the reality of human kindness in the world. So in the tradition of city-rankings (including the most and least churched cities, the most Bible-minded cities and the most post-Christian cities in America), Barna decided to release a new ranking of the top 50 most generous cities in America. Measured by the percentage of those who donated any money to charities and nonprofit organizations, including churches and religious organizations, El Paso, TX tops the list with a host of cities in the south and midwest well-represented among the most generous. The top 10 cities are as follows:

1. El Paso, TX / Las Cruces, NM: 92%
2. Lexington, KY: 91%
3. Memphis, TN: 90%
4. Charleston-Huntington, WV: 90%
5. Milwaukee, WI: 89%
6. Cincinnati, OH: 88%
7. Des Moines-Ames, IA: 87%
8. Columbus, OH: 86%
9. New Orleans, LA: 86%
10. Norfolk, VA: 86%


About the Research
The data in this study were analyzed by DMA. The label “DMA” stands for Designated Market Area and represents a unique geographic area that also serves as a commonly accepted media market as defined by The Neilsen Company. DMAs have been configured so that the entire U.S. is assigned to one – and only one – of 210 DMAs in the country and are based on the television viewing habits of the residents in each county. While there are 210 DMAs, this table contains data for the top 50 markets.

The data reported in this table are based upon telephone and online interviews with nationwide random samples of 76,505 adults conducted over a ten year period, ending in April 2016. The maximum margin of sampling error associated with the aggregate sample is ±0.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

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