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According to the survey, Germans want to donate less this year. However, there are differences in the age groups.imago images / Panthermedia

Phineo gAG, a non-profit consultancy for social engagement, carried out a representative survey to find out what the willingness of Germans to donate looks like during the Corona crisis. These are the main lessons.

# 1 willingness to donate

For 56 percent of Germans, despite the Corona crisis, nothing has changed in the amount with which they support social and non-profit organizations. Almost one in four (23 percent) said in the Civey survey, however, that they would donate less in 2020. At least 13 percent of those surveyed wanted to give more.

# 2 Younger people donate more

The Germans between the ages of 18 and 29 were noticeably generous this year. According to the survey, almost nine percent wanted to donate “clearly more”, 17 percent “rather more”.

# 3 30 year olds donate less

In contrast, the negative trend was greatest in the next age group. According to the information, only six percent of Germans between 30 and 39 years should donate “more”. More than one in four (27 percent) stated that they wanted to donate “clearly less”. This was the lowest or the highest value in both categories among all age groups.

# 4 Donations based on party preference

By far the most “clearly fewer” donors were recorded by the surveyors among supporters of the AfD. With 54 percent they were well ahead of the FDP voters (40 percent). The largest proportion of “clearly more” donors was found among supporters of the Left Party with seven percent. Only five percent of this group of voters wanted to give “more” money. In this category, the SPD (14 percent) was ahead of the big parties. Most of the “the same amount” donors were from the Greens (70 percent). Among their supporters, just under five percent said they would give less money in 2020. That was by far the lowest value.

According to the information, the survey was carried out on November 26 and 27, 2020 and was representative of the German population aged 18 and over. According to Phineo, 2500 people were interviewed.


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