Political Climate Sparking More Generosity

  • 69% of Americans say the current political climate is responsible for them extending an act of generosity this year
  • 34% of Americans say they made a financial donation to a disaster relief cause this year
  • 46% of people do believe Americans are currently more generous than they were two years ago 

The holidays are a time for giving, and for a lot of people that means more than just passing out presents to friends and family. Lots of people open their wallets to needy causes, or even volunteer over the holiday season, and it turns out, our current political climate is doing wonders for organizations in need. 

According to a new poll, 69% of Americans say the current political climate is responsible for them extending an act of generosity this year, with 18 to 34-year-olds most likely to say they were motivated by the political climate (73%), followed by those 65 and over (71%).

Overall, 34% of Americans say they made a financial donation to a disaster relief cause this year, while 29% say someone has extended an act of generosity towards them. Interestingly, while more people may be giving because of the political climate, 65% of Americans believe politics have caused people to be less generous, although 46% of people dobelieve Americans are currently more generous than they were two years ago.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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