Americans are more motivated to give to charity than they are to vote for president: perhaps they feel charity will make more of a notable difference.
"When it comes to performing their civic duty, Americans are more inclined to give charity than cast their ballots at the polls.
"During the most recent presidential election, 53.6 percent of Americans voted, according to the Pew Research Center. That same year, 59.7 percent gave to charity, a Philanthropy Panel Study concluded.
"Donors have continued to give at record rates, while voting patterns remain fairly consistent."--Eleanor Goldberg, The Huffington Post