The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2007
We are a generous lot in Hampton Roads. The region’s citizens give a higher proportion of their incomes to charity than the national average and African Americans, who direct very high proportions of their incomes to churches, lead the parade. Overall, the region’s citizens give 8.2 percent of their annual incomes to charity, easily topping the national average of 6.4 percent.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 3: 'Tis Better to Give Than To Receive: Charitable Giving in Hampton Roads" (2007). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 100.