Gallup Says Ohioans Are Middle-ish in Giving
Based on polling at least 600 people in each state, Gallup has produced a ranking of how residents give time and money to charities.
Based on the poll, Ohio stands at number 30 for its charitable activity. Sixty-six percent of surveyed Ohioans said they donated money, 41 percent said they volunteered and 32 percent said they did both. Who was first? Utah – where 71 percent donated dollars, 56 percent donated time and 48 percent donated both. Kentucky was in last place.
Gallup conducted the poll in the last half of 2013, asking people if they had contributed time or financial resources during the past month. Two other findings that Gallup reports:
- People with higher well-being are more likely to give back to their communities
- States with the lowest charitable giving percentages also had generally lower Gallup-Healthways well-being scores
Philanthropy Ohio does its own report on charitable giving, based on IRS data, as I’ve written before in this blog. Our next report will come out this fall.
Have you done donated money to a charity or volunteered your time to an organization in the past month? Do you find these numbers surprising or accurate?
Claudia Y.W. Herrold