Study shows government doesn't necessarily "cannibalize" philanthropy when accompanied by strong community and sense of duty-- and there's a handy chart to illustrate.
"I recently found a chart that I think at least complicates the idea that government necessarily cannibalizes philanthropy. Jacob Funk Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics notes that people in countries with higher rates of government social spending aren't consistently any less likely to donate money or spend time volunteering. If anything, they're slightly more likely to, though the trend isn't very strong." -- Jordan Weissmann, Slate.com