I was speaking with a fellow Christian a while ago, and he was lambasting the giving of evangelicals. I believe it was during the election season, and this particular person said that liberals were more caring people because they cared about the poor and various political issues that favored poverty. I remember saying that this wasn't true, and that numbers time and again prove the conservatives give more money to the poor. This person didn't believe me. I don't remember who it was, but I told you so. This kind of criticism is typical of the postmodern evangelical rancor (Donald Miller, Brian McLaren, etc.), which is wrong. They are just plain wrong, but that isn't to say that evangelicals shouldn't give more. We should. But check this article out: liberal writer, Kristoff, admits that liberals give woeful amounts to the poor while conservatives regularly out-class them.
It's true that religion is the essential reason conservatives give more, and religious liberals are as generous as religious conservatives. Among the stingiest of the stingy are secular conservatives.
Courtesy of In Media Res, you have got to read this article. No matter how Kristoff sliced the pie, conservatives always gave more to the poor.