Tis the Season...Who's Giving?

Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Arthur Brooks

Research Area: Banking and finance; Social conditions

Keywords: Religion; Giving

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


Charitable giving is about values, and the root, largely, is faith. More than nine in 10 religious people give money every year versus 66 percent of people who are secular; 67 percent of religious people give their time by volunteering versus 44 percent of the secular community; and religious people give about four times as much money away.