How much to contribute when they pass the collection plate in church?
March 25, 2010 11:25 AM Subscribe
How much do regular church-goers donate, when they pass the collection plate? Any statistics available, (ideally by denomination and demographic), or maybe that would all just be guesswork? This recent question
was helpful, but not quite the answer.
posted by Rash to grab bag (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Asked for a friend of mine from Asia, where apparently it's common knowledge, unlike in America where many donate discreetly with a check inside the little envelopes. She gives $20 every Sunday at a Presbyterian church where she's a member of the choir, but not actually a member of the church, at least not yet. My own direct experience ranges from my Methodist father's 10% tithing, to my own very sporadic attendance where I drop in $1, maybe $5 on Christmas; which seems way too low to many -- so what is the suggested donation?
(Related question, maybe impossible to ignore in this discussion -- what percentage never give anything? Personal observation -- many church-goers just pass the plate.)