Study: Americans give more money to charity than churches
by Michael Gryboski
Newscast Media DURHAM, North Carolina—Americans are increasingly giving more to
charity, but less of that money is going to the church, according to a newly-released
report. An annual research report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation and
the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that Americans are
increasing their donations to charities.
For the year 2013, Americans gave approximately $335 billion to charity, which
represented an increase of 3 percent when adjusted for inflation.
However, the percentage of giving to churches declined by 0.2 percent, or 1.6
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