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US Christians Donate Hundreds Of Billions

by | Mon, Dec 5 2022

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American Christians donated more than A$200 billion to churches and charities last year.

That’s according to a survey by the American Bible Society.

It found that people it describes as Scripture-Engaged accounted for 44% of all US donations given to charity.

They averaged around A$4,300 per person.

That was more than three times the average donation from non-believers.

The bulk of the Christian contributions went to churches.

The survey found that 80% of Scripture-Engaged people donated to charity, compared to 53% of non-believers.

Practicing Christians also donated money to charity at a higher rate than their non-practicing and non-Christian counterparts.

The Bible Society’s Director of Ministry Intelligence John Farquhar Plake concluded: “There is a strong correlation between charitable giving and human flourishing, suggesting that people find a sense of meaning when they give to a cause they believe in.”

He explained that: “Engaging with the Bible and actively living out our faith doesn’t simply mean reading the words in the pages of Scripture – rather, it is a transformation of the heart that inspires us to love and live well.”