The GCC is a region renowned for its generosity, but there is little data examining the mechanics of philanthropy in the Gulf. The annual Arab Giving Survey – a special report published by Philanthropy Age in partnership with YouGov - aims to fill this gap. Now in its second year, the survey asks Gulf nationals and Arab expats who live in the region why and how they give; to what causes; and what would motivate them to give more. The findings offer detailed insight into public attitudes to giving in the GCC, offering charities, nonprofits and others the research needed to engage with - and expand - their donor base.

AGS KEY FINDINGS

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Nearly nine out of 10 people have made a donation in the last year

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Family, friends, colleagues remain key source of charitable information

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Religious beliefs play a pivotal role in driving donations

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The majority of donors are impulse givers, survey finds

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Seeing who will benefit is the biggest influence on donors

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Poverty, third world issues and giving to individuals are preferred causes

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A trust gap has emerged between donors and charities

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Clearer reporting on spending would spur more donations

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