New Research on Women, Religion and Giving
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy recently released Women Give 2014.
The report details a meaningful shift in religious-based giving, specifically in regards to young, single women who are religiously unaffiliated.
The religiosity-giving relationship, which has been assumed to be the same regardless of gender and age, is a more complex relationship than previously thought. For the first time, this research examines the intersection of religiosity, gender, and age in a single analysis and finds a significant change in patterns of giving. In an important shift from the standard religiosity-giving story found in most previous research, young single women who are religiously unaffiliated – the ”Nones” – give roughly two times larger amounts to charitable organizations than women who are affiliated but infrequently attend religious services.
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