Good News: More Than Half of Americans Made a Donation in Past Year, Study Finds
Our analysis provides these key ndings for individual giving in the USA:
More than half of Americans donated money in the past 12 months (55%) either by giving money to a charity, by giving to a church/religious organisation, or by sponsoring someone.
American donors are most likely to give money because they care about the cause, and because they want to help those less fortunate than themselves.
Religious organisations are the most popular cause for Americans to have donated to (37%).
The median amount donated or sponsored in the last year is $100.
Giving online with a credit/bank card is the most popular method of donation (29%).
Nearly a third of Americans (31%) have volunteered in the last year, with religious organisations/churches the most popular cause (33%).
Having more money themselves is the thing most likely to encourage Americans to donate more in the coming 12 months (47%).