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Indonesians' Commitment to Charitable Giving Surges During Ramadan 2024, TGM Research Reveals

TGM Ramadan Report 2024 offers a comprehensive analysis of Indonesia's Ramadan celebrations, eating habits, shopping behaviors, and reflections on past experiences, shedding light on the cultural and societal intricacies that define this sacred period.

Indonesians' Commitment to Charitable Giving Surges During Ramadan 2024, TGM Research Reveals

SINGAPORE, 13th March - TGM Research, a technology-driven market research company with expertise in global online data collection and innovative survey technology, announces the release of its latest findings on the cultural dynamics and societal trends surrounding Ramadan in Indonesia, as presented in the TGM Ramadan Report in Indonesia 2024. This comprehensive report delves into celebration practices, eating habits, shopping trends, and reflections on experiences from 2023 and 2024 of a diverse sample of 750 respondents aged 18-40+ in Indonesia.

“As we introduce the TGM Ramadan Report in Indonesia 2024, we are excited to share our findings on how Indonesians actively embrace Ramadan year after year. Our study reveals the diverse celebrations and emerging trends, offering a window into the cultural richness of this cherished tradition. Through this exploration, we hope to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the cultural significance of Ramadan in Indonesia, enriching our collective knowledge of this important event.”
Greg Laski, CEO and Founder of TGM Research says.

Summarised below are key insights from the TGM Ramadan Report in Indonesia 2024:

Ramadan in Indonesia: A Time of Unity and Togetherness

In Indonesia, the annual celebration of Ramadan is deeply ingrained in the hearts of its people, with an overwhelming 99% actively participating in the festivities each year. This sacred period serves as a cornerstone for familial connections, as evidenced by the overwhelming preference, at 98%, for shared meals with loved ones in the comfort of their homes.

Furthermore, the spirit of unity extends beyond the confines of immediate family, with an impressive 94% taking the time to visit friends and family within their local communities. Additionally, a significant 93% embark on journeys to reconnect with distant loved ones, underscoring the collective effort to strengthen social bonds and foster a sense of togetherness across geographical distances.

Feasting and Giving: Inside Indonesia's Ramadan Spending

The significance of Ramadan in Indonesia extends beyond religious observance to encompass communal values and acts of generosity. This year, a substantial portion of expenses, at 45%, is designated for food and drinks, with staple dishes like Opor Ayam, Rendang, Kolak, Ketupat, and Dates gracing dining tables across the nation.

However, what truly stands out is the spirit of giving, as 22% of surveyed Indonesians prioritize allocating their funds towards charitable endeavors, surpassing spending on transportation and gifts. Moreover, nearly half of respondents, accounting for 49%, express their intention to increase their charitable contributions compared to previous years, underscoring the enduring commitment of the Indonesian community to support those in need during this sacred month of Ramadan.

Price, Discounts, and Convenience: The Keys to Successful Ramadan Shopping

In 2024, Indonesians plan their Ramadan shopping wisely. The majority opt to shop in the first week of March, just before Ramadan starts, while some others wait until late March, during Ramadan, to get what they need. Although many Indonesians shop mostly in physical stores (36%), it is interesting to note that women split their shopping equally between stores and online.

When it comes to what matters most during Ramadan shopping, price tops the list for 73% of people. Discounts and delivery options follow closely behind. These insights give a clear picture of how Indonesians approach their shopping, focusing on getting good deals and making sure they have convenient options for getting what they need.

From Good to Better: Indonesian Optimism for 2024

Indonesians look back on 2023 with positivity, particularly in their relationships with family and friends. Additionally, personal development and mental health were well observed, reflecting a balanced and fulfilling year for many.

Looking forward, there is a strong sense of optimism among surveyed Indonesians, with an overwhelming 89% expressing confidence that 2024 will surpass 2023. When contemplating the year, words like optimism, happiness, and excitement dominate, indicating a widespread anticipation for the opportunities and experiences that lie ahead, shaping a hopeful outlook for the future in Indonesia.

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