Razoo Infographic: A Look at Charitable Giving in the US
November 26th, 2012 by Christian Brink
As we enter the season of giving, Razoo has partnered with Harris Interactive to conduct an online survey that looks at the charitable giving behavior of Americans.
As it turns out, more than 9 in 10 U.S. adults have donated to others (94%)! Doing so is actually one of the top three “feel good” activities behind being in love (56%) and hugging your children (48%), but ahead of eating gourmet meals (27%) and working out at the gym (24%).
Check out the infographic below to see how Americans give!
In general, Americans have positive feelings about charitable giving and believe they are making a difference. However, some feel frustrated, wishing they could give more.
- A majority (60%) of those who have ever donated to those in need feel hope in that they are making a difference
- Nearly half of U.S. adults (48%) feel satisfied after donating
- Just under half of U.S. adults (43%) feel good about themselves after donating
- Over a quarter of U.S. adults (28%) feel excited after donating
- Some U.S. adults (17%) feel frustrated because they wish they could give more
- A small group (6%) of U.S. adults feel guilty that they have what others do not
The survey also reported that most Americans believe there are causes they can relate to, and that they’re more likely to donate as a result.
- Almost all (98%) U.S. adults think there are causes that people can relate to and in turn make them more likely to donate to
- A majority of U.S. adults (67%) think people relate especially to child welfare causes
- Nearly half of U.S. adults (49%) think people relate especially to animal causes
- Over half of U.S. adults who have ever donated to those in need feel that their giving truly will make a difference, with women (65%) feeling even more so than men (54%)
For more information, read the full press release here.