Vermonters Show Continued Support for Charitable Giving

In the most recent Vermonter Poll, conducted by the Vermont State Data Center in February of 2018, Vermonters indicated their continued financial support for the state’s nonprofit organizations. Due to recent changes in federal and state tax policies, we contracted with the Vermont State Data Center to see what Vermonter’s thought.

In 2017, 89.9% of respondents reported donating money to any nonprofit organization. When asked whether the amount of money they donate to nonprofits would increase, decrease, or stay the same in 2018, respondents reported: 

Stay about the same 78.4%
Increase 7.1%
Decrease 4.7%


About Vermont State Data Center:
The SDC program’s mission is to provide easy and efficient access to Census data and information through a wide network of lead, coordinating and affiliate agencies in each state. The SDCs also provide training and technical assistance in accessing and using Census data for research, administration, planning and decision making by local governments, the business community, and other interested data users.
These data were collected by the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont as part of
the 2018 Vermonter Poll. The survey was conducted between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:30
p.m. beginning on February 20, 2018 and ending February 26, 2018. The telephone polling was
conducted from the University of Vermont using computer-aided telephone interviewing
(CATI). A random sample for the poll was drawn from a list of Vermont landline and cellular
telephone numbers. Only Vermont residents over the age of eighteen were interviewed. The poll
included questions on a variety of subject areas relevant to Vermonters.
A total of 583 Vermont residents over the age of 18 agreed to participate and completed the
survey. Based upon 583 valid responses, the overall study results have a margin of error of plus
or minus 4.1 percent with a confidence level of 95 percent. This means that if this study were
replicated 100 times, 95 of those times, the results would fall within +/-4.1% of the results found
in this effort.

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