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Giving to Charity, Not Tithing - Measurement Concept

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

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?
 TOTAL%
1) Always20.1
2) Usually10.0
3) Sometimes60.2
4) Rarely70.2
5) Never10.0
888) Refused10.0
999) Not asked335299.5
Total3370100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 3370
Variables: 915
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
-7) Refused1586.1
-4) Don't know351.3
1) $0-$2491235.0
2) $25-$10047218.1
3) $101-$30037614.4
4) $301-$1,00040015.3
5) $1,001-%$5,0001937.4
6) $5,001-$10,000271.0
7) More than $10,000321.2
Missing6
Total2605100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 2610
Variables: 666
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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).
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked3834331.3
1) Checked8399368.7
Missing68
Total122336100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 122404
Variables: 175
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: Other: Random sample of people attending services on April 29, 2001/Age 15 and older
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Other: Self-administered surveys handed out at congregations
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
 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) Don't know40.3
9) No answer20.1
Missing1472
Total1340100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 2812
Variables: 1174
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.9
0) No15023.0
1) Yes49676.1
Missing17891
Total652100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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
 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) Don't know100.7
9) No answer40.3
Missing1393
Total1372100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2002
Cases: 1004
Variables: 2765
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
Q49CB from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave I (2005)
Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..c. Charitable organization or group I contribute
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, I ..624100.0
Missing1097
Total624100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2005
Cases: 1721
Variables: 395
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mixed Mode
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?
 TOTAL%
-9) Refused10.0
-8) Don't know10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Yes145162.5
5) No64927.9
Total2323100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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.
 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) Don't know567.9
9) No answer60.8
Missing2196
Total708100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 2904
Variables: 1051
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25117.4
2) No105172.8
9) No answer1429.8
Missing1460
Total1444100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 2904
Variables: 1051
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 76.0
2) No 22.7
8) Don't know 0.4
9) Refused 0.9
Missing16685
Total8406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2009
Cases: 25091
Variables: 203
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Very important 78.0
2) Somewhat important 14.2
3) Not too important 2.8
4) Not at all important 5.0
Missing17
Total1033100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2007
Cases: 1050
Variables: 120
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
OFFCDCAR from American National Election Studies, 2002
'Public officials don't care much what people like me think.' Do you agree, neither agree nor disagree, or disagree with this statement?
 TOTAL%
0) NA30.2
1) Agree38828.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree29221.7
5) Disagree66149.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing165
Total1346100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2002
Cases: 1511
Variables: 727
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total15344.885.39
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 2047
Variables: 497
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
GIVECHAR from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Do you give to any charitable organizations?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes375274.8
2) No118723.7
3) Don't know/Refused791.6
Total5019100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1992
Cases: 2013
Variables: 479
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Give on a regular, planned basis164743.9
2) Give when you happen to feel there is a need175046.6
3) Other2125.7
4) Don't know/Refused1433.8
Missing446
Total3752100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1992
Cases: 2013
Variables: 479
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
GIVEARTS from General Social Survey, 1998
Were any of your contributions to organizations involved in the arts, culture, or the humanities?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30737.9
2) No40550.0
8) Don't know30.4
9) No answer9511.7
Missing2022
Total810100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1998
Cases: 2832
Variables: 858
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes157373.0
2) No58327.0
Missing18
Total2156100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1990
Cases: 2174
Variables: 281
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person
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 . . .
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total15705.685.71
Survey Details  
Year: 1990
Cases: 2174
Variables: 281
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes84178.9
5) No22521.1
Missing146
Total1066100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 1212
Variables: 1184
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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)
 TOTAL%
0) None274728.2
1) Less than $100164416.9
2) $100 to less than $500259826.7
3) $500 to less than $10009119.3
4) $1000 to less than $50008608.8
5) More than $50001571.6
8) Don't know4684.8
9) Refused3603.7
Total9745100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 12100
Variables: 256
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: Other: Specific communities
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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.)
 TOTAL%
1) It is personally what I would want to do.101830.1
2) It is the right thing to do.116834.5
3) I would probably not do it.67319.9
4) Don't know52415.5
Missing3000
Total3383100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1989
Cases: 5012
Variables: 166
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: Other: Girls and boys from 4th to 12th grade
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person
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. I'm 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?
 TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility23656.7
2) Don't have personal responsibility14735.3
3) Don't know/No answer337.9
Missing434
Total416100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 850
Variables: 100
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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. I'm 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?
 TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility22251.3
2) Don't have personal responsibility17340.0
3) Don't know/No answer388.8
Missing417
Total433100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 850
Variables: 100
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes58257.0
2) No43542.6
3) Don't know/Refused30.3
Total1020100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1991
Cases: 1021
Variables: 295
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: Other: Specifically looking for individuals in small groups.
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
REL6A from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999
Over the past year, did you donate money to any charitable organizations?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes64980.5
2) No15519.2
9) Refused20.2
Total806100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1999
Cases: 806
Variables: 136
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes44969.2
2) No19329.7
8) Don't know60.9
9) Refused10.2
Missing157
Total649100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1999
Cases: 806
Variables: 136
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
XCHARITY from Religious Identity and Influence 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?
 TOTAL%
1) Very important71241.9
2) Somewhat important78246.1
3) Not important1508.8
4) DK442.6
5) Refused100.6
Missing892
Total1698100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 2590
Variables: 168
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) No735794.1
1) Yes4655.9
Total7822100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 7822
Variables: 138
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) No, did not give more than $25 in 2002302138.6
1) Yes, gave more than $25 in 2002480161.4
Total7822100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 7822
Variables: 138
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
M13AWHO from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003
When you and (SPOUSE'S 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**
 TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable582974.5
1) One made most decisions1802.3
2) Mostly decided together152719.5
3) Each made separate decisions2853.6
8) DK10.0
9) NA; refused00.0
Total7822100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 7822
Variables: 138
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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. I'm 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?
 TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility5261.2
2) Don't have a personal responsibility2225.9
3) Don't know/No answer1112.9
Missing82
Total85100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 167
Variables: 101
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: Other: Oversample of African-Americans
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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. I'm 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?
 TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility4858.5
2) Don't have a personal responsibility2935.4
3) Don't know/No answer56.1
Missing85
Total82100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 167
Variables: 101
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: Other: Oversample of African-Americans
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Did not give to arts, culture, or ethnic awareness organizations in 2000716796.8
1) Gave to arts in 20002393.2
Total7406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 7406
Variables: 121
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Did not give to neighborhood/community improvement organizations in 2000714996.5
1) Gave to neighborhoods in 20002573.5
Total7406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 7406
Variables: 121
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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.
 TOTAL%
0) Did not give to other organizations (open-ended) in 2000694393.7
1) Gave to other organizations in 20004636.3
Total7406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 7406
Variables: 121
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Did not give more than $25 in 2000290939.3
1) Gave more than $25 in 2000449760.7
Total7406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 7406
Variables: 121
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Did not give to youth and family serivce organizations in 2000706995.4
1) Gave to youth and family services in 20003374.6
Total7406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 7406
Variables: 121
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Did not give to organizations that provide international aid or promote world peace in 2000726198.0
1) Gave to international/peace organizations in 20001452.0
Total7406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 7406
Variables: 121
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Did not give to environmental organizations in 2000707595.5
1) Gave to environmental organizations in 20003314.5
Total7406100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 7406
Variables: 121
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone

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