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JPR Report

Charitable giving among Britain's Jews: Looking to the future

David Graham, Jonathan Boyd | March 2016

Key findings

Based on in-depth analysis of JPR's National Jewish Community Survey, the most important factors that predict the charitable giving habits of British Jews were found to be their age, the nature of their Jewish identity and their income. Age • Age is the most important predictor of charitable ‘generosity’ (i.e. giving according to one’s means) in that older people are more generous than younger people. • Younger people appear to be more spontaneous in their giving habits, whereas older people are more habitual. • Younger people are more likely than older people to give exclusively to Jewish charities or exclusively to non-Jewish charities; older people are more likely to give to both sectors. • The proportion of their total donations that Jews give to Jewish charities increases with age. Jewish identity • Strength of Jewish identity is the most important predictor of the prioritisation of Jewish over other charities. • The more religious and Jewishly-engaged respondents are, the more money they tend to give to charity (both Jewish and general) and the more...


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