Survey Results: 5 Numbers Every Person Should Consider If They Want To Do The Most Good

October 07, 2016

We asked, you responded! Here are the results from our most recent survey:

Question 1: On average, how much do you think it would cost to save a person's life in the U.S.?
Responses
  • 18.4% said less than $500 
  • 30.6% said between $500 and $10,000 
  • 22.4% said between $10,000 and $50,000 
  • 8.2% said between $50,000 and $100,000 
  • 20.4% said more than $100,000
Questions 2: On average, how much do you think it takes to save a person's life outside of the U.S.?
Responses
  • 53.1% said less than $500
  • 44.9% said between $500 and $10,000
  • 2% said more than $100,000
Question 3: How much of your own money would you be willing to spend to save the life of a complete stranger from certain death?
Responses
  • 24.5% said $0-$100
  • 30.6% said $101-$500
  • 20.4% said $501-$3,000
  • 8.2% said $3,001-$10,000
  • 16.3% said more than $10,000
Question 4: How effective would a charity have to be at saving lives for you to shift your donation from a charity saving U.S. lives to one saving non-U.S. lives?
Responses
  • 83.7% said they woudl support the the most effective charity regardless of where they focused on saving lives. 
  • 4.1% said a 1:2 ratio
  • 6.1% said a 1:10 ratio
  • 6.1% said I don't think that I would ever be interested in using a donation to benefit a charity that does not focus on saving American lives. 
Question 5: How long would you be willing to give up cable/satellite TV if it meant you could save a stranger's life?
Responses
  • 65.3% said forever
  • 8.2% said 6 months 
  • 12.2 said 1 year 
  • 4.1% said 2 years
  • 4.1% said 5 years
  • 6.1% said I would not be willing to give up cable/satellite to save a stranger. 

Want to know the actual answers to questions 1 and 2? Check out our blog post: EVALUATING THE COST TO SAVE A LIFE: U.S. VS. WORLD

What do you think about how people responded?



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