Poll Results: A lot of us have no idea how much we give
“If we could first know where are are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.”—Abraham Lincoln
Thank you to everyone who answered our first poll:
What percentage of your income do you give to philanthropic causes?
While almost a quarter of you give away 3%-5%, a third of respondents said that they have no idea how much of their income they give away to tzedakah!
Considering that we’re technically supposed to give at least 10% of our income to tzedakah (a lofty goal, I know), we seem to be falling a bit short.
Looking at the data, it seems like the first step we should all take is getting an accurate assesment of how much we currently give and where all of our money is currently going.
If you are like a lot of our poll respondents and aren’t quite sure where your money is going, try starting an assesment of your monthly budget this month. Or try to actually allocate a certain percentage of your income to tzedakah right after you get your next paycheck. Let us know how it goes in the comments section below!
And don’t forget to answer our new poll, on the left!