Magazine article USA TODAY

Young Men Most Likely to Give

Magazine article USA TODAY

Young Men Most Likely to Give

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Headlines this year have not been kind to young men--often tagged as selfish Millennials, significantly more likely to live with their parents and less likely than women to be enrolled in college--but a holiday giving survey from World Vision, Oak Park, III. (a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization) shows that men ages 18-34 are, in fact, the most likely to have given someone a gift in the form of a charitable donation.

The survey--conducted annually as part of the World Vision Gift Catalog campaign--reveals that 56% have given a charitable gift, versus 36% of older men (ages 35 and above) and 37% of their female counterparts in the same age group.

"Based on what we've seen, young men might be more aptly coined the 'misunderstood generation," notes Cheryl DeBruler, Gift Catalog specialist at World Vision. "They're a case study of compassion in action."

The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive, also found that giving to charity makes young women happier: 65% of females ages 18-34 who ever donated money to charity say they feel happier in general when they give, compared to 41% of older women (ages 35 and above) and 44% of men ages 18-34. …

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