As the Pandemic Got Worse, Americans Donated More Generously Than Ever – to Record Levels
Due to Covid, it is believed that more people than ever are being generous with their money. From data collected by financial charity trackers, they are able to see data for charitable-giving data spanning July 2016 through December 2020, and contained various information on 696,942 individual donations. It has been confirmed that charitable amounts increased the most when the degree of danger from the virus was highest: 32.9% under high threat vs 28.5% under medium threat compared to no threat. Using a second dataset, they were able to confirm their findings.