America is a selfless nation. In fact, it ranked second overall in 2015’s World Giving Index and in the top 10 for two of the three charitable-giving behaviors that are tracked by the index.
Just how altruistic are Americans? 95.4 percent of households donate to charities, each contributing an annual average of $2,974. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, in 2014 alone, Americans gave more than $338 billion, 72 percent of which came directly from individuals.
Of course “charitable” behavior isn’t limited to donating money to the needy. Giving one’s time is a form of generosity as well — a contribution made by nearly 63 million people who volunteered with an organization at least once between September 2013 and September 2014. But whether to pitch in money, time or both — and the magnitude of its impact — largely depends on a donor’s particular circumstances, according to WalletHub’s Charity Calculator.
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