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40% Giving Less to Charity This Year

Thursday, December 15, 2011

While two-out-of-five Adults say they are giving less to charity than they did last year, they are more confident that the money they donate will be used effectively. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of U.S. Adults shows that 46% say they are giving about the same amount to charity now as they were a year ago, but 40% say they are giving less.

This national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 9-10, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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