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Charitable Giving Per Capita

U. S. News and World Report, December, 1991

1980: $214 1990: $490

U. S. charity that got the most private donations in 1990: The Salvation Army, $658 million. Americans who never give to Salvation Army bell ringers at Christmas: 5%. Those who always give: 23%.

Age group that gives the highest percent of income to charity: Ages 65 to 74 is 4.4%. The lowest: Ages 18 to 24 is 1.2%

Personal income Americans gave to charity last year: Poorest households: 5.5%. Wealthiest households: 2.9%

Estimated value of time volunteers gave in 1989: $170 billion.