during the Covid, the French were generous

Donations declared to taxes in 2020 and the number of donors during the pandemic have increased, with an “effort of generosity” from the younger generations, according to a study published on Friday.

This survey, the 26th carried out by the Research and Solidarity expert network and entitled this year “the generosity of the French in the face of the Covid”, is based on donations declared to the tax authorities.

“After the drop in 2018, and the slight rebound in 2019 (2.4%), the amounts (of donations) for the year 2020 increased by 7.1%, almost as much as in 2014 (7, 2%) ”, note the authors. The number of households declaring a donation, “in constant decline throughout the period 2013-2019”, is up by 3.4% in 2020.

“The average annual donation declared increased from 404 euros in 2013 to 570 euros in 2020” and “the number of donors declaring themselves for aid to people in difficulty increased overall by 7.8% between 2019 and 2020” .

Ile-de-France and Brittany in the lead

The study also looks at generosity by age and shows that, among donors, “more than half (53.6%) are 60 years old and over”, a slight increase in 2020. This age group accounts for nearly 60% of the amounts declared.

“The average donation is all the higher the older the donors are (665 euros for those over 70, 347 for those under 30).

However, if we correlate donation and average income, the “generosity effort” of the under 30s is to be underlined, “in second place, just behind the over 70s”.

Regarding the geography of donations, the ranking by region is very stable from year to year with always the same four regions in the first places: “Ile-de-France is at the top for the first time in 2020, Brittany alternates between first and second place, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is very well placed and the Grand Est region is a little behind this year ”.

Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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