VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2015) - On Thursday, December 17, with Christmas just around the corner, the Fraser Institute will release its annual study measuring donations to registered charities in Canada's 10 provinces and three territories, the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.

The study, Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2015 Generosity Index, breaks down the data by province and state, allowing for comparisons between jurisdictions and past years.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) on December 17.

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