Bank of Montreal poll shows charitable giving in Canada is up 8 percent from last year (albeit based on self-reported data).

"A new poll says charitable giving by Canadians remains on the rise and is expected to increase yet again next year. The poll, produced for the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) by Pollara, found 84 per cent of those surveyed reported making some form of charitable donation in the past 12 months, up from 77 per cent in its 2013 survey. The BMO Charitable Giving Poll also found that Canadians were giving more, with average donations by respondents totalling $624 -- up eight per cent from $580 last year and from an average of $557 in 2012." --