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Monday, March 19, 2012

Social Change Impact Report

A new Walden University/Harris Interactive survey shows that 92% of Americans have taken action to engage in positive social change in the past year. 81% of adults say involvement in positive social change is important to them personally. Adults in Mexico (95%), Brazil (93%), China (91%) and India (91%) are most likely to agree.

And when it comes to social change issues, Americans say education is the most important issue.  Specifically, 40% of participants said education is the most important issue, 35% said health and33% said poverty.  This mirrors how American's gave in 2010.  After we factor out the 35% that go to religious groups (which include houses of worship), the bulk of our donations went to  education charities (14%), followed by human services (9%) and health (8%) charities.

Education is also the most important social change issue in Brazil (63%) and India (56%). However, in France (46%), China (46%), Canada (43%) and Great Britain (36%) health issues are the most important.

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1 comment:

give back said...

Love the infographic details. It's great to see 92% of American's participating in some way.

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