Results for - What motivates you to donate to a charity or a cause?

2,297 voters participated in this survey

1. How often do you donate to a charity or cause?

Monthly
16%
343 votes
Yearly
18%
404 votes
Whenever I have extra cash
36%
801 votes
Other (please specify)
5%
106 votes
Not Applicable
28%
610 votes

2. Where do you usually find these charities or causes that you donate to?

I usually find them by doing a Google search
4%
77 votes
I get emails / and or physical mail about different charities or causes.
9%
193 votes
I have been donating to the same charities for years. I don't stray or look for new ones.
29%
629 votes
I only donate to a charity or cause that hits home for me directly. Example: I have a family member that has cancer and I only donate to a charity to help those like my relative, pet or other personal situation.
24%
522 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
94 votes
Not Applicable
31%
685 votes

3. Do you trust your money will be directed to the appropriate place if you give to a new, small or unknown charity or cause?

Yes
30%
662 votes
No
19%
411 votes
Undecided
27%
587 votes
Not Applicable
25%
540 votes

4. Going back to the title of this survey, What truly motivates you to donate to a charity, a cause or even an individual person?

I want to help others
37%
810 votes
I donate to something that has affected me personally or someone I know
19%
417 votes
I feel like I should donate
7%
160 votes
I feel good after donating
9%
203 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
32 votes
Not Applicable
26%
578 votes

5. Are you open to donating to new and upcoming causes or charities?

Yes
28%
618 votes
No
15%
329 votes
Undecided
36%
789 votes
Not Applicable
21%
464 votes

6. What are some of your favorite charity sources?

GoFundMe, Facebook and Similar sites
7%
147 votes
Local and Community organizations
37%
806 votes
I just donate to charities for pets like the Humane Society. Helping animals is all I do
21%
452 votes
I donate through my employer sponsored charity or cause.
5%
108 votes
I donate to whatever my favorite actor/ star is donating to.
1%
26 votes
Other (please specify)
11%
242 votes
I check the internet
6%
122 votes
Not Applicable
33%
722 votes

7. Would you ever be interested in creating your own charity or cause?

Yes
11%
249 votes
No
64%
1,405 votes
Undecided
25%
546 votes

8. Is it better to donate your time or your money ?

Time
36%
801 votes
Money
42%
914 votes
I donate items to Goodwill, Salvation Army etc.
42%
934 votes
Not Applicable
20%
447 votes

9. If you could donate on the spot right now, how much would you be able to donate by yourself?

I have nothing to spare right now
41%
907 votes
Under $25
26%
569 votes
$25-50
16%
346 votes
$51-100
6%
136 votes
$100+
9%
191 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
51 votes

10. Is it better to donate your time and/ or money to people or to animals or to something else like the environment?

All are important in their own way
61%
1,340 votes
Only animals for me
9%
195 votes
Only people for me
12%
257 votes
Other charities or causes are important
6%
134 votes
None, no one, and nothing is important to give my money to
12%
274 votes

11. What would you consider a worthy cause to donate your time or money to? Please take time to look through them all. Check only those that you would consider WORTHY. Thank you. Please note: there will be no room to add your own answer so please pick those that may come close to a specific cause even if it isn't mentioned. It doesn't matter how many you select. Select ALL that you feel are worthy. Some choices are general and some are specific.

The Environment (global warming, recycling, etc)
28%
606 votes
Children (sick, poor, neglected etc)
51%
1,112 votes
People with disabilities
39%
866 votes
Churches
23%
501 votes
Schools
20%
440 votes
Pets
38%
836 votes
Wild animals/ Wildlife
32%
709 votes
Churches
15%
337 votes
Clean water initiatives
23%
506 votes
Fair housing
17%
370 votes
Hunger
39%
867 votes
Causes that only you or your family, or friends have experienced
17%
383 votes
Abuse (verbal or physical)
23%
508 votes
Mental health
28%
610 votes
Addictions (drugs, pills, sex, gambling)
15%
333 votes
Wheelchair bound or access to mobility assistance in medium to large urban areas/ example: many handicapped people have issues accessing the subway in New York and other large cities that have underground subway systems and no elevator access to those subways.
19%
414 votes
Income equality
11%
232 votes
Foster care
15%
322 votes
Homelessness
34%
757 votes
Access to fair wages
9%
204 votes
Any issue that can occur with limited mobility/ MS, Cerebral Palsy, Lupus, Parkinsons, any form of debilitating arthritis, bone disease, car accidents, etc.
19%
421 votes
Deformities/ facial or physical
15%
323 votes
Hospice
18%
405 votes
Rural issues/ concerns
9%
198 votes
Minority issues
9%
196 votes
Sexual trauma
16%
362 votes
Education inequality
10%
226 votes
Veterans/Disabled veterans/veteran families
27%
604 votes
Widows/ Widowers
10%
227 votes
Those impacted by suicide
12%
256 votes
Those impacted by weather events like storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe weather like ice and snow storms,
24%
523 votes
LGBTQ
8%
181 votes
Unemployed
10%
216 votes
Deaf
10%
226 votes
Alzheimer's
22%
481 votes
Heart Disease
22%
486 votes
Sickle Cell
10%
224 votes
Diabetes (child /adult)
18%
389 votes
Cancer
31%
671 votes
HIV/AIDS
13%
295 votes
Down Syndrome
14%
304 votes
PTSD and those suffering from it
17%
373 votes
Political issues
6%
129 votes
Blind (also those legally blind)
14%
314 votes
Access to organic foods for all
6%
122 votes
low income business owners ( nationally and internationally) /example: those who have a small or local store, small farms.
8%
186 votes
Senior, aged issues
23%
512 votes
Not Applicable
17%
384 votes
02/14/2019 Uncategorized 2297 63 Anonymous

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