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Has the respondent given to charity (outside of tithing?)? Also could include items about how much the respondent has given to charity

Below are 40 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

GSCREEN from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

During the year 2002, did you [or anyone in your family] donate money, assets, or property/goods, with a combined value of more than $25 to religious or charitable organizations? (GSCREEN)
TOTAL%
0) No, did not give more than $25 in 200238,53231.9
1) Yes, gave more than $25 in 200282,11168.1
TOTAL120,643100.0


GOTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

Not counting the donations you just told me about, did you [or anyone in your family] make donations (during 2002) of money, assets, or property to charitable organizations with purposes other than those we just talked about? (GOTH)
TOTAL%
0) No111,53692.5
1) Yes9,1067.5
TOTAL120,642100.0


M13AWHO from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

When you and (SPOUSES NAME) made decisions about supporting charities, did one of you make most of the decisions about how much to give each charity, did you mostly decide together, or did you each make your own separate decisions? **See note in summary document** (M13AWHO)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable87,84372.8
1) One made most decisions3,0632.5
2) Mostly decided together25,10420.8
3) Each made separate decisions4,6023.8
8) DK300.0
9) NA; refused00.0
TOTAL120,642100.0


GSCREEN from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

During the year 2000, did you [or anyone in your family] donate money, assets, or property, with a combined value of more than $25 to religious or charitable organizations? (GSCREEN)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give more than $25 in 20002,90939.3
1) Gave more than $25 in 20004,49760.7
TOTAL7406100.0


GYOUTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

(During 2000,) did you [or anyone in your family] make donations of money, assets, or property to charitable organizations with purposes other than those we just talked about? For example to…Youth and family services? (GYOUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to youth and family serivce organizations in 20007,06995.4
1) Gave to youth and family services in 20003374.6
TOTAL7406100.0


GENVIR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

(During 2000,) did you [or anyone in your family] make donations of money, assets, or property to charitable organizations with purposes other than those we just talked about? For example to…Preserving the environment? (GENVIR)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to environmental organizations in 20007,07595.5
1) Gave to environmental organizations in 20003314.5
TOTAL7406100.0


GART from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

(During 2000,) did you [or anyone in your family] make donations of money, assets, or property to charitable organizations with purposes other than those we just talked about? For example to…Arts, culture, and ethnic awareness? (GART)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to arts, culture, or ethnic awareness organizations in 20007,16796.8
1) Gave to arts in 20002393.2
TOTAL7406100.0


GNEIG from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

(During 2000,) did you [or anyone in your family] make donations of money, assets, or property to charitable organizations with purposes other than those we just talked about? For example to…Improving neighborhoods or communities? (GNEIG)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to neighborhood/community improvement organizations in 20007,14996.5
1) Gave to neighborhoods in 20002573.5
TOTAL7406100.0


GOTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

(During 2000,) did you [or anyone in your family] make donations of money, assets, or property to charitable organizations with purposes other than those we just talked about? For example to…Any other charitable purpose or organization we did not mention? Note: There is a string variable listing the purpose of the other organization; that variable is available fro the PSID, but has not been processed. (GOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to other organizations (open-ended) in 20006,94393.7
1) Gave to other organizations in 20004636.3
TOTAL7406100.0


GINTL from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

(During 2000,) did you [or anyone in your family] make donations of money, assets, or property to charitable organizations with purposes other than those we just talked about? For example to…International aid or world peace? (GINTL)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to organizations that provide international aid or promote world peace in 20007,26198.0
1) Gave to international/peace organizations in 20001452.0
TOTAL7406100.0


Q49CB from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..c. Charitable organization or group I contribute (Q49CB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I ..624100.0
TOTAL624100.0


GIVCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2002

During the past 12 months, how often have you done each of the following things: -- Given money to a charity (GIVCHRTY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week322.3
2) Once a week1087.9
3) Once a month25818.8
4) At least 2 or 3 times in the past year46533.9
5) Once in the past year19714.4
6) Not at all in the past year29821.7
8) Dont know100.7
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1372100.0


ZAKAT from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

Y245. How regularly, if at all, do you [INSERT LIST A-D]? [READ LIST]: Practice Zakat, that is, giving alms to the poor? (ZAKAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always20.1
2) Usually10.0
3) Sometimes60.2
4) Rarely70.2
5) Never10.0
888) Refused10.0
999) Not asked3,35299.5
TOTAL3370100.0


MN12SDM from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation). (MN12SDM)
TOTAL%
0) Not check38,34331.3
1) Check83,99368.7
TOTAL122336100.0


GIVCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2004

During the past 12 months, how often have you done each of the following things: -- Given money to a charity (GIVCHRTY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week463.4
2) Once a week1138.4
3) Once a month25018.7
4) At least 2 or 3 times in the past year43832.7
5) Once in the past year20515.3
6) Not at all in the past year28221.0
8) Dont know40.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1340100.0


CHARIT from American National Election Studies, 2004

Many people are finding it more difficult to make contributions to church or charity as much as they used to. How about you -- were you able to contribute any money to church or charity in the past 12 months? (CHARIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84178.9
5) No22521.1
TOTAL1066100.0


GAVEALMS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

During the past twelve months, did you or anyone in your household contribute any money or other property to a charitable organization? (05) (GAVEALMS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.9
0) No15023.0
1) Yes49676.1
TOTAL652100.0


DECGIFT from General Social Survey, 1996

This question is about some of the financial decisions that you and your (husband/wife) may make. For each decision, please tell me how it was made the last time you faced this decision. C. Deciding on major charitable gifts. (DECGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Husband alone294.1
2) Husband after consulting with wife294.1
3) Husband and wife together47567.1
4) Wife after consulting husband456.4
5) Wife alone537.5
6) Other152.1
8) Dont know567.9
9) No answer60.8
TOTAL708100.0


V085129 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Many people are finding it more difficult to make contributions to church or charity as much as they used to. How about you -- were you able to contribute any money to church or charity in the last twelve months? (V085129)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused10.0
-8) Dont know10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Yes1,45162.5
5) No64927.9
TOTAL2323100.0


GIVHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996

Listed on this card are examples of many different fields in which people and families contribute money or other property for charitable purposes. I mean making a voluntary contribution and not with the intention of making a profit or obtaining goods and/or services for yourself. In which, if any, of the fields listed on this card have you and the members of your family or household contributed some money or other property in 1995? A. Health (GIVHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25117.4
2) No1,05172.8
9) No answer1429.8
TOTAL1444100.0


Q68J from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q68J [ASK IF MUSLIM: AND DO YOU…?] give zakat, that is give a set percentage of your wealth to charity or the mosque? (Q68J)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5,97775.9
2) No1,79022.7
8) Dont know310.4
9) Refused720.9
Missing17,161 
TOTAL7,870100.0


ART_9A from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

[IF CA_1=1 or CA_2=1 Fill: other charitable organizations not including your local religious congregation[s]. Else fill: charitable organizations] During the year 2005, what was the total dollar value of all donations you and your spouse/partner made to other charitable organizations not including your congregation? Charitable organizations include religious or non-profit organizations that help those in need or that serve public interests. Please do not include political contributions. Just a guess is fine. Which of the following categories would be closest to your total donations in 2005? (ART_9A)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1586.1
-4) Dont know351.3
1) $0-$2491235.0
2) $25-$10047218.1
3) $101-$30037614.4
4) $301-$1,00040015.4
5) $1,001-%$5,0001937.4
6) $5,001-$10,000271.0
7) More than $10,000321.2
Missing5 
TOTAL2,605100.0


QE10_1 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

Is giving charity, or zakat very important to you, somewhat important, not too important, or not all important? (QE10_1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important955,89178.0
2) Somewhat important174,36214.2
3) Not too important34,6102.8
4) Not at all important61,1845.0
Missing22,265 
TOTAL1,226,047100.0


POLINFOR from American National Election Studies, 2002

I think that I am better informed about politics and government than most people. (Do you agree, neither agree nor disagree, or disagree with this statement)? (POLINFOR)
TOTAL%
0) NA10.1
1) Agree44032.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree37728.0
5) Disagree52539.0
8) Dont know30.2
TOTAL1346100.0


CHARITY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Approximately what percentage of your total income did you give to charity, including contributions to your church, in the past 12 months? Just give your best estimate (CHARITY)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


GIVEREG from Economic Values Survey, 1992

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO GIVE MONEY TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS. Do you generally give on a regular, planned basis or give when you happen to feel there is a need? (GIVEREG)
TOTAL%
1) Give on a regular, planned basis1,64743.9
2) Give when you happen to feel there is a need1,75046.6
3) Other2125.7
4) Dont know/Refused1433.8
Missing1,267 
TOTAL3,752100.0


GIVECHAR from Economic Values Survey, 1992

Do you give to any charitable organizations? (GIVECHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3,75274.8
2) No1,18723.7
3) Dont know/Refused791.6
TOTAL5,018100.0


GIVEARTS from General Social Survey, 1998

Were any of your contributions to organizations involved in the arts, culture, or the humanities? (GIVEARTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30737.9
2) No40550.0
8) Dont know30.4
9) No answer9511.7
TOTAL810100.0


HOWMUCH from Life Choices, 1990

Approximately what percentage of your total income did you give to charity, including contributions to your church, in the past 12 months? Just you best estimate . . . (HOWMUCH)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


CONT12MO from Life Choices, 1990

During the past 12 months have you contributed money to any charitable organization or other group, not including your church, that used your donation to help other people? (CONT12MO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,57373.0
2) No58327.0
TOTAL2156100.0


GIVEOTHR from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

37B. To all non-religious charities, organizations, or causes? (IF NECESSARY, PROMPT WITH CATEGORIES) (IF NECESSARY: By contribution, I mean a voluntary contribution with no intention of making a profit or obtaining goods or services for yourself.) (IF NECESSARY: REPEAT ASSURANCES OF CONFIDENTIALITY) (GIVEOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) None2,74728.2
1) Less than $1001,64416.9
2) $100 to less than $5002,59826.7
3) $500 to less than $10009119.3
4) $1000 to less than $50008608.8
5) More than $50001571.6
8) Dont know4684.8
9) Refused3603.7
TOTAL9,745100.0


RESPCHA2 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996

[BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. Im going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 10 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA2)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility22251.3
2) Dont have personal responsibility17340.0
3) Dont know/No answer388.8
TOTAL433100.0


M2GIVE from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

In the future, would you do the following because it is personally what you want to do, because it is the right thing to do, or would you probably not do it - Give regularly to charity? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (M2GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) It is personally what I would want to do.1,01830.1
2) It is the right thing to do.1,16834.5
3) I would probably not do it.67319.9
4) Dont know52415.5
Missing2,040 
TOTAL3,383100.0


RESPCHA1 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996

[BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. Im going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 5 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA1)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility23656.7
2) Dont have personal responsibility14735.3
3) Dont know/No answer337.9
TOTAL416100.0


RESULT9 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. As a result of being in this group, have you -- Donated money to a charitable organization, other than your church or synagogue (RESULT9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58257.1
2) No43542.6
3) Dont know/Refused30.3
TOTAL1,020100.0


XCHARITY from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

[ASKED OF THOSE IN GROUP 1 WHO ANSWERED 1 TO TRYCHANG] How important is Christians giving money to charity, as a way to change American society? (XCHARITY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important71241.9
2) Somewhat important78246.1
3) Not important1508.8
4) DK442.6
5) Refused100.6
TOTAL1698100.0


REL6B from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD DONATED MONEY TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION IN THE PAST YEAR: Were any of these charitable organizations religiously affiliated? (REL6B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44969.2
2) No19329.7
8) Dont know60.9
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL649100.0


REL6A from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999

Over the past year, did you donate money to any charitable organizations? (REL6A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64980.5
2) No15519.2
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0


RESPCHA2 from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996

[BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. Im going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 10 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA2)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility4858.5
2) Dont have a personal responsibility2935.4
3) Dont know/No answer56.1
TOTAL82100.0


RESPCHA1 from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996

[BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. Im going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 5 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA1)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility5261.2
2) Dont have a personal responsibility2225.9
3) Dont know/No answer1112.9
TOTAL85100.0




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