Almanac: Results of an Original 2015 National Poll and Statistics

Almanac: Results of an Original 2015 National Poll and Statistics

Article posted in General on 24 January 2018| comments
audience: National Publication | last updated: 26 January 2018
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This piece of the Almanac presents the results of one of the most definitive polls on American philanthropy.

Results of an Original 2015 National Poll:

Comparatively little polling has been conducted on big questions at the heart of voluntary giving. So in 2015 The Philanthropy Roundtable commissioned a survey of 1,000 American likely voters over age 18. Results and brief analysis HERE.

Statistics

In this section you’ll find charts and graphs laying out the most important numbers in American philanthropy. They document how much we give, how that has changed over time, what areas we give to, and what mechanisms we use to donate. There are figures here on where charities get their money, how many people (and of what type) offer volunteer labor, the demographic factors that influence generosity (income, marriage, education, race, ideology), and how various states and cities differ. The top foundations and donor-advised funds are ranked by their giving. We present surprising information on overseas aid, and statistics on how the U.S. compares to other countries when it comes to donating to charity. Learn more here.

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