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Mormon Volunteerism Highlighted in New Study

Latter-day Saint Volunteering Numbers are based on an independent study not affiliated with the Church. The study surveyed church-going Latter-day Saints.* 34 hours Total annual volunteering for non-Church affiliated charitable causes average of individual 55.7hours Latter-day Saint volunteering volunteering for community social care efforts sponsored by the Church 427.9 hours 96.2 hours volunteering for congregational social care efforts sponsored by the Church 242 hours Religious volunteering for the Church Total annual average of individual volunteering in the United States 48 hours Latter-day Saint Charitable Donations $1.821 Average annual donations (excluding tithing) to social and community causes per individual Latter-day Saint According to the study 88.8% of church-going members donate a full $650 biblical tithe to the Church (10% of their annual income). welfare donations made through the $1,171 Church non-Church related charitable donations Source: *Ram Canaan, Van Evans and Daniel W. Curtis, "Called to Serve:The Prosocial Behavior of Active Latter-day Saints," sponsored by the University of Pennsyivania School of Social Policy & Practice (2012).

Mormon Volunteerism Highlighted in New Study

shared by knawrz on Mar 28
As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) continues to receive heightened media attention, a new study focuses on the generous charitable donations and volunteerism of active Latter...


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