Obama, Romney Outstripped Average Americans in Rate of 2010 Donations

The November presidential contest may allow voters to choose between two men who give a far bigger share of their incomes to charity than the average American.

Mitt Romney, who regained momentum after winning the Florida primary last week, donated 13.8 percent of his income to charity in 2010, a share similar to that of President Obama, who donated 13.6 percent. That’s a lot more than the 3-percent average donated by Americans who itemize their tax returns, as well as citizens