Britons think we should give more, says CAF survey

Britons think we should give more, says CAF survey

News (UK)

One in ten Britons think we should be more philanthropic as a nation and give 5-10% of our total income to charity each year.

This is one of the findings in a survey of 2002 British adults published by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) on April 22.

The survey, conducted by YouGov, also found that almost one-third of Britons think that we should give 2% or more of our income to charity each year. Two per cent for someone on the national average salary would mean donating £498.16.

Giving 5-10% of yearly income would mean somebody earning the national average salary of £24,908 donating up to £2490 every year.

The survey results contrast the amount people think they should give to what most of us actually do give. In the past year 74% of those surveyed gave between zero and £100, while only 1% gave more than £1,000 to charity.

Forty two percent of people surveyed think we should give less than 2% of income to charity, with 7% saying we shouldn’t give anything at all.


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