Sunday, 20 April 2008

Poll finds 2% of income should go to charity

A THIRD of Scots think the public should give two per cent or more of their income to charity, a survey has found.
And more than one in ten thinks we should donate as much as 5-10 per cent each year.

The poll for the Charities Aid Foundation found 29 per cent of UK residents think we should aim to give 2 per cent or more of our income to charity each year, compared with 33 per cent north of the Border. But the amount people think they should give is much higher than they are actually giving.

Last year the majority of Scots (70 per cent) surveyed gave between zero and £100.

Sheila Hooper, the director of individual giving at the Charities Aid Foundation, said: "As many are feeling the pinch at the moment with house prices falling and household bills rising it is really heartening to see so many people think we should be giving more money to charity. I hope they will turn these charitable thoughts into actions.

"If everybody gave 2 per cent, many more charities could fulfil their aims."

The survey was carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Charities Aid Foundation. It interviewed 2,002 UK adults earlier this month.

Via News

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