How does gender affect giving to racial justice causes?
Women Give 2022: Racial Justice, Gender and Generosity explores how gender and demographic factors affected giving to racial justice causes in 2020, such as Black Lives Matter, Say Her Name, and others. This is the first study exploring attitudes towards the 2020 racial justice movement through a gender lens – examining who is giving, how much, and how that relates to various demographic variables.
The report finds that significant portions of the population (42.0%) and nearly half of single women (48.2%) supported the 2020 racial justice protests, but a smaller portion of the population (14.2%) actually donated money in support of racial justice. Black, LGBTQ+, and younger households also demonstrated greater levels of support for protests and were more likely to give money to racial justice organizations.
Women Give 2022 paints a broad picture of the potential for increased generosity for racial justice causes and underscores the importance of moving people who broadly support these issues into action.