Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ethics Newsline from the Institute for Global Ethics

Ethics Newsline from the Institute for Global Ethics: "Philanthropy
Survey Finds High Rate of Philanthropic Activity Among U.S. Adults

Donations to disaster relief decline; homeless and hunger groups see gains

From the Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive®:

'According to a new Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Personal Finance Poll, an overwhelming majority (83%) of U.S. adults say they have contributed to a charity in the past 12 months, with about one-third of adults saying they contributed to religious, hunger and food-related, or health and disease-related charities each in the past year. The average total giving among those making contributions in the past 12 months fell to $1,220 from $1,352 in 2005...."

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