It's a mixed bag when it comes to charitable contributions in Wisconsin during these tough economic times.
In a survey by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, 51-percent of Badger State residents said the declining economy would reduce the amount they'll give to charities. Institute President Jim Miller says that 48-percent reported it will not have an effect. He admits it's a bit surprising and impressive that people are still planning to give, despite the economic downturn.
Of those men surveyed, 45-percent said current economic conditions will lower the amount of money they'd give to charities, compared to 56-percent of women.