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Giving in the USA

This first-of-its-kind longitudinal analysis of household giving, draws on a gold-standard survey of 9,000 households conducted nationwide every two years since 2000 by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

The topline results are discouraging. The share of Americans who give to charity has dropped across all ages and education and incomes levels. From 2000 to 2014, the proportion of American households that gave declined from 66.2 percent to 55.5 percent.

Details on the GenerosityforLife website with giving data provided at the state and regional levels. These examine giving by income and education levels, marital status, and more.