Report Finds More People Gave or Volunteered in 2018
Last year, 62 percent of Americans donated money in some form
As a whole, Americans are a pretty giving bunch—especially these days, thanks in no small part to rising economic fortunes.
That’s a key finding of “Charitable Giving in the USA 2019,” a new report published by CAF America based on a survey of more than 1,100 Americans conducted by YouGov. According to the report, which breaks down the state of donations and volunteering, 70 percent of people surveyed took part in some sort of charitable activity last year, up from 62 percent in 2017.
Giving money was a popular way to do so—whether people gave to a charity or church or sponsored an individual. The study found that 62 percent of Americans donated money in some form last year—with 50 percent giving to a nonprofit or charity.
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