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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

[ Ability | Amount | Frequency | Given? | Importance | Involvement | Responsibility | Who Decides? ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Ability
 

Was the respondent able to give money to charity?

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CHARIT from American National Election Studies, 2004

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

POLINFOR from American National Election Studies, 2002


Category 2:Amount
 

How much money has the respondent donated to charity?

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GSCREEN from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

GSCREEN from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

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

CHARITY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

HOWMUCH from Life Choices, 1990

GIVEOTHR from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006


Category 3:Frequency
 

How often does the respondent give to charity?

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GIVCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2002

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

GIVCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2004

GIVEREG from Economic Values Survey, 1992


Category 4:Given?
 

Has the respondent given to charity?

Some questions fit within the "Given?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Charity Type ]

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GOTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

GOTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

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

GAVEALMS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Q68J from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

GIVECHAR from Economic Values Survey, 1992

CONT12MO from Life Choices, 1990

RESULT9 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

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


Variant:Charity Type (Given? variant)
 

This variant asks about giving to a particular type of charity (family charities, religious charities, etc).

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GYOUTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

GENVIR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

GART from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

GNEIG from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

GINTL from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

GIVHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996

GIVEARTS from General Social Survey, 1998

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


Category 5:Importance
 

How important is it for the respondent to give to charity?

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QE10_1 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

XCHARITY from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996


Category 6:Involvement
 

Is the respondent involved in the charities to which he or she donates?

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Q49CB from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005


Category 7:Responsibility
 

Does the respondent believe it is a personal responsibility to give to charity?

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

RESPCHA1 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996

RESPCHA2 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996

RESPCHA1 from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996

RESPCHA2 from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996


Category 8:Who Decides?
 

Who, within the household, makes the decisions to donate to charity?

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M13AWHO from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

DECGIFT from General Social Survey, 1996



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