More than half of Russians made donations in 2020
Study: more than half of Russians made donations in 2020
The Centre for Civil Society and Charitable Research at the Higher School of Economics has published a study documenting donations during the pandemic.
According to their research, more than half of Russians (56%) made charitable donations in 2020 as reported on RIA Novosti, who referred to the analysis.
Their research showed that 78% of Russians gave financial assistance to someone during 2020.
The majority (72%) helped friends or relatives, although 25% gave assistance to people not known to them, while 21% made donations to charitable or religious organisations.
Donations were made most often (33%) to support seriously ill children and the elderly (16%). Donations helping animals, child orphans, the homeless and people with disabilities were also slightly more popular amongst donors.
There were record levels of volunteers and doctors making donations. HSE also noted that men were more likely to donate money, while women were more likely to donate items.
The Centre for Civil Society and Charitable Research at HSE has been carrying out annual surveys of this nature throughout Russia since 2006. This is part of monitoring the state of civil society in the country. The sample size for their 2020 report consisted of 2000 adults (older than 18) from urban and rural communities in the Russian Federation Source: https://www.asi.org.ru/news/2021/04/13/gotovo-niu-vshe-kazhdyj-pyatyj-rossiyanin-zhertvoval-blagotvoritelnym-organizacziyam-v-2020-godu/