It is well known that America’s religiosity has a great deal to do with our unusually high levels of giving. Americans donate about $300 billion to charity every year, and people who go to church more also give more. (See “Donation” in Philanthropy, Summer 2013.) A new study shows that 73 percent of the dollars donated by households in the U.S. go to organizations with religious ties. According to research for the Connected to Give project, which is supported by a consortium of Jewish foundations, 41 percent of personal giving goes to churches and synagogues, and another 32 percent is directed to religiously affiliated nonprofits, such as Catholic Charities, Jewish Federations, and the Salvation Army. The study also found that among Americans who give, 55 percent say their commitment to religion is an important or very important motivation for doing so.