Table 7
Distribution of donations to religious and non-religious organizations, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and over, 2010

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Table 7
Distribution of donations to religious and non-religious organizations, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and over, 2010
This table displays the results of distribution of donations to religious and non-religious organizations. This information is grouped by personal and economic characteristics (appearing as row header) and distribution of population 15 years and over, distribution of total donation amount, all donations, donations to religious organizations and donations to non-religious organizations (appearing as column headers), calculated using percentage as a unit of measure.
Personal and economic characteristics Distribution of population 15 years and over Distribution of total donation amount
All donations Donations to religious organizations Donations to non-religious organizations
percentage
Total 100 100 100 100
Age group
15 to 24 years 16 4 4E 5
25 to 34 years 17 11 11 11
35 to 44 years 17 17 16 18
45 to 54 years 19 21 16 25
55 to 64 years 15 22 24 20
65 to 74 years 10 14 15 12
75 years and over 6 10 12 8
Sex
Men 49 50 50 50
Women 51 50 50 50
Marital status
Married or common law 64 74 72 74
Single, never married 26 13 12E 13
Separated or divorced 7 6 5 7
Widow or widower 4 8 11E 6
Education
Less than high school 17 8 10E 7
High school diploma 16 12 12 12
Some postsecondary 8 7 9 6
Postsecondary diploma or certificate 34 30 29 30
University degree 24 43 41 45
Labour force status
Employed 66 74 70 77
Unemployed 2 1 1E 1
Not in the labour force 32 25 29 22
Household income
Less than $20,000 9 4E 5E 3E
$20,000 to $39,999 17 9 12 8
$40,000 to $59,999 18 15 18 13
$60,000 to $79,999 14 13 12 14
$80,000 to $99,999 11 12 12 11
$100,000 to $119,999 11 12 11 13
$120,000 or more 20 34 30 38
Presence of children in household1
No children 61 67 67 67
Pre-school aged children only 8 6E 6 7E
Both pre-school and school-aged children 6 6 7E 5
School-aged children only 25 20 19 21
Religious attendance
Does not attend services weekly 84 59 29 79
Attends weekly services 16 41 71 21
Language most frequently spoken at home
English 68 82 83 82
French 22 10 5 12
Other 9 8E 11E 6E
Annual number of volunteer hours
None 53 32 27 36
1 to 59 hours 24 24 21 26
60 hours or more 23 44 52 39
E use with caution
1. "Pre-school aged" is defined as ages 0 to 5, while "school-aged" is defined as ages 6 to 17. "Both pre-school and school-aged children" indicates the presence in the household of at least one child from each age range (i.e., at least one child aged 0 to 5 and at least one child aged 6 to 17).
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010.
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