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Americans Want to Give Meaningful Gifts this Holiday Season

Americans Want to Give At a time when the majority of Americans (67 percent) say Meaningful Gifts they did not expect the economic this Holiday Season downturn to last so long, the desire to give to charities remains strong. 79% agreed that they would rather have a 7 in 10 say they expect to donate about the same or more this holiday charitable donation in their honor than get a gift they wouldn't use. season as they did last year. 4 in 5 Americans 68% of Americans agree that helping believe that because someone less fortunate of the economy, is an important part of their holiday it's important to give to charity tradition. Where Americans are cutting back 45% will spend less on travel. 45% will spend less on decorations. 40% will spend less on entertaining. 30% will spend less on holiday gifts. 26% will spend less on charitable donations. Gender differences in charitable giving Feeling badly that they can't give more to charity this year Planning to give more than $100* 14 51% 71% 32% 20% "Of those who plan to give to charity this year Survey details: Telephone survey of 1,020 U.S. Adults 18 years and older on September 29 - October 2, 2011 conducted in ORC International's CARAVANO survey using a landline-cell dual-frame sampling design. Margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. C5 American Red Cross H21127 %24

Americans Want to Give Meaningful Gifts this Holiday Season

shared by Angel on Dec 28
Although there is an economic downturn currently, Americans are still showing that they want to give money to charity this holiday season. This infographic created by the American Red Cross shows how ...


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