Dr. Richard M. Clerkin
Professor, North Carolina State University
The John Locke Foundation
200 West Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
In this presentation, Professor Clerkin will explore the results and implications of a recent nationwide study of the effects of political competition on charitable donations. The more “purple” a county (the closer it is to 50% voting democrat and 50% republican in the 2008 and 20012 elections) the lower the average total amount of donations by residents of the county.